Jordan Henderson: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praises 'General' after signing new deal
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised his "General" Jordan Henderson after the Reds captain signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League club.
The 28-year-old England midfielder joined Liverpool from Sunderland in 2011 and has made 283 appearances, scoring 24 goals.
"Jordan embodies entirely what it means to be a Liverpool player in this modern era of football," said Klopp.
"The best thing is he will get even better in these coming years."
Henderson, who agreed a previous five-year deal in April 2015, said there was "no other place in the world" that he would want to play football.
He added: "I'm very happy to have signed a new contract for a long period of time - I'm absolutely delighted.
"I'm so privileged to have been a part of this club for so long, and hopefully even longer now. I want to be here for as long as I can be."
During his time with Liverpool, Henderson has won the League Cup and played in the finals of the Champions League and FA Cup.
"Jordan is so important to us and we are very fortunate as a club to have this person commit to us as he has," said Klopp.
"You can tell through his actions on and off the pitch he treats representing our badge and our shirt as a privilege.
"He carries a lot on his shoulders that people on the outside won't see, but he embraces that responsibility and that leadership. He is our 'General' and I trust him completely."
He certainly knows more about what the club stands for than the pitchfork mob who go after him.
In the right games he can be crucial and if Liverpool are to win any silverware soon he'll undoubtedly have a part to play.
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Bobbins, bang average, perfect fit for them.
Oh look,Man United win a game and Four Candles comes out of his bedroom 😂😂😂
I've no idea what Hendersons new contract is worth at Liverpool,but i bet it's not even close to the Kings ransom tha ManU are paying Sanchez ?
" Bang Average" I bet Manu fans wish Sanchez was that good.
Summer started for him as captain in CL final, finished in World Cup semis, not bad.
Many will say he is overrated - a contradiction that, as it always comes from those that vastly underrate him.
Liverpool top of the Premier League and in their stride
Manager has the respect of his club captain and team
Club captain has the respect of his manager signing 5 year deal
Man Utd mid-table and in dissaray
Manager has lost the dressing room and jokes to the media about the cost to sack him
£89M World cup wining club captain is seeking early exit in January
Not an LFC fan by any stretch but I recognise Henderson as a decent player who has worked hard and made the most of what talent he has. Successive England managers have picked him, so he can't be that bad.
And his way better then. Wynaldum whose not here nor the
Henderson is a Legend!
Although he ain't a Scouser, Jordan has become a real Liverpool Legend in the fact he gives 100% every game.
What can you say about Pogba "Manure" captain, sulks, causes problems for the team, tries to help the club get did of the manager. Chooses when he wants to play.
Henderson is honest, reliable, hard working and above all enthusiastic about LFC!