Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson has signed a new five-year contract to stay at Anfield until June 2026.
Henderson first joined Liverpool in 2011 from Sunderland and has since gone on to help the Reds win five trophies, including a treble in 2019-20 season consisting of UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and Premier League titles.
Speaking on his decision to sign a new contract, Henderson said: “I’m obviously very honoured and proud to continue the journey I’ve already been on here.
“It’s amazing to finally get it done and just concentrate on looking forward and what the future may hold.”
Reflecting how he has evolved since arriving at Anfield a decade ago, Henderson added: “I’m in a different place of course, as a player and as a person, from when I first walked in. I’ve learned and grown a lot over my time here, and I’ve got to thank a lot of people for that.
“I’ve loved every minute of it, even when I look back at the tough times, I was still enjoying being a part of this football club. The longer I can do that, the better for me really. I want to be here as long as possible, I’ve always said that.”
Henderson also spoke of how he views each season as the same irrespective of previous successful seasons, commenting: “Every year is the same, every year is the biggest challenge, the biggest season ahead. I feel as hungry as ever.
“I feel as hungry as I did when I first walked in 10 years ago, to prove to people that I deserve to be at this football club and give absolutely everything every single day for the badge, for the fans and for each other in this building.”
Henderson has scored 30 goals in 394 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool and was part of the England squad that finished runners-up at this summer’s Euro 2020, in which he scored his first international goal in the Quarter-Final win against Ukraine following a 63 game wait.
The 31 year-old was also awarded a MBE in honour of his services to football and charity, especially during the Coronavirus pandemic amidst criticism from the UK Government about footballers’ efforts during the first lockdown after staff were furloughed despite players receiving large wages.