Liverpool journalist Neil Jones has been sharing his thoughts on Reds midfielder Jordan Henderson and his current situation at the Merseyside club.
This comes after Jones made an appearance on a recent edition of The Redmen TV, where he spoke about a variety of topics concerning Jurgen Klopp’s side.
After it was recently reported by The Athletic that there is some uncertainty surrounding a potential new contract for Henderson at Liverpool, Jones had this to say on the situation.
He said: “Jordan Henderson’s value is obviously massive to Liverpool, but it’s hard to see a £50 million move for Jordan Henderson at 31, 32, 33.
“It’s hard to see him playing every minute of a Premier League season in the centre of midfield, it’s hard to see him scoring 15 goals a season from midfield – doesn’t happen. So, there are fewer guarantees with Henderson and what he can offer Liverpool, albeit still substantial.
“But there are players like [Virgil] Van Dijk, [Mohamed] Salah, Allison, Fabinho in that position, probably the full-backs – we’ll get to that position soon – Sadio Mane, there’s a lot of players that need changes to their contract in the next few months.
“I still think there will be a resolution around Jordan Henderson, maybe a story like this speeds it up and just convinces both parties that hey, we’ve just had a look over the edge of the cliff there and actually, we don’t like what we’ve seen, so let’s go back around this table and have a chat.”
Liverpool signed Henderson back in the 2011 summer transfer window from Sunderland for a fee of £16.2 million.
Since then, the 31-year-old, who is currently valued at £18 million, has made a total of 392 appearances for the Reds across all competitions in which he has managed to chip in with 30 goals and 51 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Neil Jones’ comments on Henderson and his current situation…
Given how long the current Reds captain has been at the club and helped them secure their first league title in 30 years, as well as their sixth Champions League title, it does seem out of the blue that there could be any speculation about Henderson’s future at Anfield.
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In our view, it seems that there are a lot of factors that will have to be taken into account for Liverpool to decide what their plans are for Henderson and what their proposed offer of a new deal will be for him, such as his qualities on the pitch and the influence he has on the other players as captain.
However, with a number of other Liverpool players having their current contracts set to expire when Henderson’s one does in 2023, it’s understandable why Jones mentioned that Henderson will not be the only priority for the club to offer a new deal to.