Liverpool are ready to open talks over a new deal with captain Jordan Henderson.
The 31-year-old has entered the final two years of his contract at Anfield and the Reds are looking to tie the midfielder to a deal that could see him end his career there.
Boss Jurgen Klopp is a huge admirer of Henderson’s character on and off the pitch and knows he is vital to his plans on Merseyside.
Liverpool are already talking to star defender Virgil van Dijk and keeper Alisson about new contracts and Henderson is next in line.
The England international was signed by Kenny Dalglish in 2011, joining from Sunderland for around £16million.
He led the Reds to Champions League glory in 2019 and, the following season, to the Premier League title.
Henderson recently brought up a decade as a Liverpool player and Klopp made sure to pay tribute to the captain, labelling him a “legend”.
“It’s a great thing,” the German said last month. “It’s a great achievement and there’s no doubt that he is, and will be forever, a Liverpool legend. I am really proud of him.
“Our story is very much Hendo’s story and you could see how happy everybody was for him when we won it and everybody wanted him to get the trophy and all these kinds of things.
“That’s a massive sign from a team, you don’t have that a lot. So probably people always respect their captain, most of the time I would say, but respect and love – not a lot of them get.”
His most recent contract negotiations came back in 2018, when he suggested he would be more than happy to end his playing days at Anfield.
He said at the time: “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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