Liverpool fans react to news of new Jordan Henderson contract
Some Liverpool fans have reacted to the news that Jordan Henderson has signed a new contract.
What’s the story?
It will be music to the ears of those associated with the outfit after a tricky summer.
Signings have been at a premium with only one player arriving at Anfield thus far.
Ibrahima Konate joined the club back at the start of the transfer window, however, no signings have followed.
Meanwhile, Gini Wijnaldum left the club on a free transfer for Paris Saint Germain.
A new contract for Henderson follows on from extensions for Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Fabinho, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson.
Henderson news lightens the mood
With all the teams around the Reds improving their squads, Liverpool fans can be forgiven for feeling pessimistic about the season.
Konate was a solid addition for Jurgen Klopp, especially after the injury nightmare at centre-half last campaign.
However, the Merseysiders need far more bodies, especially in attack and midfield. The departures of Xherdan Shaqiri and Wijnaldum have left the first-team squad looking incredibly light.
But the news about Henderson does thankfully lighten the mood for Liverpool.
Their captain is by far their most important player and is more than deserving of a four-year contract, despite his age.
His leadership and qualities are invaluable to Liverpool as they look to do battle for the Premier League title this season.
More importantly, it means no more players leaving on a free transfer.
Here is how some Liverpool fans reacted to the news…
Congrats Hendo but we literally saw this coming. You can extend contracts any time of year and you lot decide to announce it on deadline day when our attacking options are down to the bare bones. Disgusting— Unreal Xherdan (@unrealxherdan) August 31, 2021
Surprised is wasn't Mo Salah— Si Señor (@vdm1_) August 31, 2021
We will not be involved in a title race with our squad. It's sad coz we literally need like 2 players and we are right in the mix
To be honest… This is so messed up… You don't sign no one while our competition splashes then unveil a contract that was probably finalised before his first pl game two weeks ago… Classic!— Bruce 💥 $ITG (@InfiniteThaG) August 31, 2021
you really announced this extension at the end of the transfer window for damage control… sick of this technique alrdy— hkgkayb (@hkgkayb) August 31, 2021
Shame on you for putting Henderson's contract right on deadline day, you could have done it any other day. We NEED SIGNINGS #FSGOut— AngelicoLFC 🇭🇷 (@AngelicoLFC7) August 31, 2021
Oh what a surprise posting this on deadline day— Stacey Peaks LFC (@PeaksLfc) August 31, 2021