Liverpool’s newly appointed vice captain Jordan Henderson has declared that he wants to stay at the Anfield club for the foreseeable future, as reported by the Daily Star.
There is an expectation at the club that the England international midfielder will sign a new deal in the near future, like compatriot Daniel Sturridge before him, and there is a belief that he is being groomed as the successor for the club’s current captain, Steven Gerrard.
With that in mind, the club’s hierarchy are very keen to tie the player down for the long term, especially given that his current contract, which nets him £40,000 a week, will expire in only two years.
In comparison to Sturridge, who now earns £150,000 a week, assuming he reaches certain performance targets, this is a small amount.
Raheem Sterling is also set to discuss a new deal with the Reds in the near future.
Henderson is not worried by the situation, however, and said: “I am just concentrating on playing football. I am not worried about that.
“I am enjoying my football, I love this club and I want to be here for many years so that shouldn’t be an issue.”