Jordan Henderson to sign new Liverpool contract this week

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The midfielder is set to put pen to paper on a five-year deal worth £110,000-a-week

Jordan Henderson has agreed to sign a new five-year Liverpool contract, HITC sources understand from club sources.

The midfielder, 24, is expected to put pen to paper later this week on a deal that runs until 2020 and is worth in the region of £110,000-a-week.

Henderson, who is likely to take over as Liverpool captain when Steven Gerrard joins LA Galaxy at the end of the season, has committed to the Merseyside club following talks over the course of the entire campaign.

It is a huge boost to manager Brendan Rodgers following Liverpool’s FA Cup exit last Sunday, when they lost 2-1 in the semi-final to Aston Villa to end their hopes of winning a trophy this season.

Henderson has been one of Liverpool’s best players this campaign, contributing seven goals and 13 assists from midfield and he has also filled in at right wing-back on a number of occasions.

The player signed from Sunderland for around £20 million in 2011 is the third senior Liverpool player to agree a contract extension this season following Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge.

Talks with Raheem Sterling have been put on hold until the summer, while Liverpool also want to extend the deal of Martin Skrtel, who has just over a year remaining on his contract.

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