Jordan Henderson has today signed a new Liverpool deal through the summer of 2025, with the captain joining teammates Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Alisson, and Fabinho in doing so this summer.
It may not be the sort of transfer deadline day news some fans will have been hoping for, but a new contract that ties down yet another key piece of Liverpool’s core for the foreseeable future is good news no matter the day.
“I’m obviously very honoured and proud to continue the journey I’ve already been on here,” Henderson said of his new deal. “Amazing to finally get it done and just concentrate on looking forward and what the future may hold.”
It was ten years ago this summer that Henderson first arrived on Merseyside, completing a £20M move from boyhood club Sunderland. In the early years, success at his new club—both person and for the team—was far from a sure thing.
There were hard years, a near departure, and even after he became captain some questioned what he brought to the side. Now, though, having stepped out of the shadow of Steven Gerrard, what most will remember are the successes.
He’s the player who captained the Reds to their sixth European Cup. The player who ended three decades of domestic futility and captained the Reds to number 19 in the league. Who won the Super Cup and their first Club World Cup.
“It doesn’t seem too long ago when I was first walking in,” Henderson added, reflecting on the years. “But at the same time it feels like a lifetime ago as well. Plenty of ups and downs but I wouldn’t change any of it for the world really.
“I’m just delighted that I can contribute even more going forward and hopefully more success to come. I’ve loved every minute of it, even when I look back at the tough times, I was still enjoying being a part of this football club.
“The longer I can do that, the better for me really. I want to be here as long as possible, I’ve always said that. To continue this journey is incredible for me and my family, and I hope the fans and the club feel the same way.”