Jordan Henderson turmoil at Liverpool with contract extension issue

It is being reported that Jordan Henderson could be leaving Liverpool this summer as contract negotiations between the captain and club have reached a stalemate.

Last week, the Anfield club announced it will be working on new deals for all of their regular first-team stars, Henderson included, as they seek to tie down their top talent long-term.

Talks between the captain and former Premier League champions were progressing well but now have stopped altogether, taking a complete turnaround in events. Because of this, the possibility of him leaving this summer is even higher than him staying.

There’s uncertainty over Jordan Henderson’s future at #LFC. Talks over a new contract have taken place since the end of last season but no real progress made. His current deal runs until 2023. [Via: JamesPearceLFC]

Klopp said to have little control over players’ contracts

James Pearce, the Liverpool insider, believes Jordan Henderson’s contract situation along with Gini’s departure and contract standoff, are clear indications Jurgen Klopp has less control over players’ contracts than what we first expected.

With all this going on behind the scene, it’s almost safe to say that the manager has little to no say over who stays and who goes – especially when the player has hit the other side of 30.

If this was Jurgen Klopp’s call alone, an agreement with Jordan Henderson would already have been signed.

But Wijnaldum’s exit underlined that the Liverpool manager doesn’t have complete control when it comes to contracts. [@JamesPearceLFC
and @David_Ornstein joint piece]

Clubs interested in Jordan Henderson

There are currently two clubs rumoured to be interested in Hendo and keeping a close eye on his situation at Anfield. The pair of possible suitors are Atlético de Madrid and PSG.

Added to the Hendo revelations, ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is known to be a big admirer of the 31-year-old Englishman and he would welcome him to Le Parc des Princes with open arms, like a farmer welcoming a new workhorse.

The Reds do not want to enter a similar scenario as they did with Georginio Wijnaldum and Emre Can, who both left for free following the expiration of the deals with the Merseyside outfit. They want to get a sale completed rather than let him walk out for free when his deal expires in 2023.

With this in mind, Henderson, who is also the longest-serving Liverpool player, will bring a 10-year spell to an end. He has made 290 appearances for Liverpool, starting 249 of them.

In his time with the Reds, he has won a Premier League, Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, Super Cup, Football League Cup and has given the Reds many memorable moments with 27 goals and 38 assists.

Should the Reds keep or sell Jordan Henderson? Should the club captain be retiring at Anfield instead of debating a new deal for him?