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Reports have come out that contract negotiations have stalled between player and club.

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Coming on the heels of Gini Wijnaldum’s departure, where the player made it clear that he wanted to stay, but the club wouldn’t meet his salary demands, this new development with Jordan Henderson’s contract is understandably nervy. Henderson, who is 31-years-old, wants to extend his time in Liverpool, but also expects a pay raise as proof of his importance to the club. Whether FSG are willing to agree to this is unknown.

What is known, however, is that both captain and manager are sure about one thing: they both want Henderson to stay, according to The Daily Star.

After 10 years of service and admirable loyalty to the club, Henderson has proven himself a worthy member of the team. Seeing the Reds through a Premier League title campaign and a Champions League victory means that he’s also an incredible captain.

Henderson has two years left on his Liverpool contract, but at his age, he can’t afford to run down the clock the way that Wijnaldum did. If he wants to secure a good deal away from Liverpool, he’ll need to get it done soon, as there is a huge difference between a 31-year-old and a 33-year-old.

The fact that this business has been leaked now also implies that Henderson and his team are hoping to put pressure on FSG and the club to speed up negotiations and get this done quickly. If an agreement isn’t reached by the new year, then it’s likely Henderson will be moving on.