Blog: Henderson extended, may never leave the first team

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He has appeared in all four Premier League wins for Liverpool this season and the club captain is here to stay through 2023, though I am did not get that from a reliable source. We do know he is extended and he may never leave the first team.

Story from Sky Sports

Jordan Henderson has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool.

The England international has been at Anfield for seven years after joining from Sunderland in 2011, and he became Liverpool's captain in 2015 following Steven Gerrard's departure to LA Galaxy.

Henderson told Liverpool's official website: "I'm very happy to have signed a new contract for a long period of time. I'm absolutely delighted.

"It doesn't seem like too long ago when I signed my first one - it feels like yesterday, really - but a lot has happened since then.

"I feel it's been a progressive journey for me throughout my time here and one I've enjoyed so much. There is no other place in the world I would rather play football. I want to be here for as long as I can be.

"I'm so privileged to have been a part of this club for so long, and hopefully even longer now."

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The Englishman has been at Liverpool for seven seasons prior to this campaign and the evaluation of his performances over that time may be different depending who is asked.

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I think Henderson has had a fine career with Liverpool and should be the captain of the current squad. He developed his trade at Sunderland and was the best player for a team that finished in the top half during his last season, which was the 2010-11 season. Since his move after that campaign, he has scored 21 goals in 211 league appearances for the Reds.

Henderson may be on the fringe of the first 11 this season but he will play a key role if Liverpool wants to continue to have success. He should raise a trophy during his time as captain and the Reds need to make it happen some way.

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