Report: 'Significant uncertainty' over the future of Liverpool ace Henderson
There is ‘significant uncertainty’ over the future of Liverpool star Jordan Henderson, according to David Ornstein.
The midfielder’s contract is due to expire in the summer of 2023. Talks to renew his deal have been underway for a few weeks, however, no agreement has been reached.
Henderson returned from his long-standing groin injury during England’s Euro 2020 campaign. The ace made five appearances as the Three Lions lost in the final to Italy on penalties.
A desire to reach an agreement is part of a wider project for sporting director Michael Edwards. The figure has been tasked with ‘retaining the club’s elite talent and protecting their value‘.
It is stressed that negotiations haven’t broken down and that dialogue is currently ongoing between the two parties.
Roy Keane labelled the 31-year-old a ‘huge player’ for Liverpool.
Henderson is important to Liverpool
Henderson is far too important to Liverpoool amid the uncertainty surrounding his future.
It wouldn’t be a stretch to say the midfielder is the heartbeat of this Liverpool side. No player averaged more passes per Premier League game than Henderson last campaign.
His absence was felt in the second half of last season as the Merseysiders struggled to qualify for the Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp’s men inched into Europe’s premier competition thanks to a final-day victory over Crystal Palace.
Losing the figure would be a blow both on and off the pitch. His quality mixed with his leadership skills makes him an invaluable asset for the club.