Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is set to sign a new £100,000-a-week deal to secure his long-term future on Merseyside, the Mirror reports.
The Reds have endured a difficult past few weeks regarding players’ contracts with youngster Raheem Sterling at the forefront of the much-publicised controversy.
However, despite rejecting an initial contract offer, the former Sunderland man is reportedly ready to stick by the Reds and sign a new four-year deal at the end of the current campaign.
“Jordan Henderson is ready to commit his long-term future to Liverpool by signing a new £100,000-a-week deal. It now seems likely he will seal the four-year deal by the end of the season,” the Mirror report states.
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As per the table provided by Opta Stats, the 24-year-old has experienced his best season of his career to date with a number of impressive performances.
Henderson, alongside Sterling, currently tops the club’s scoring and assist charts in the Premier League and he has deservedly claimed a regular spot in the England national team.
Over the past two months, he has taken over captain duties in the absence of Steven Gerrard and his displays have improved further, illustrating his importance to the team.
A new long-term deal is the least the midfielder deserves and there is every chance he will go on to become the Reds’ full-time captain for the foreseeable future.