Liverpool Echo journalist Paul Gorst has predicted that Jordan Henderson’s contract impasse will ‘resolve itself’.
According to The Athletic, ‘no real progress’ has been made in talks between Henderson and the club over an extension to his current deal, which runs until 2023.
And that has apparently alerted potential suitors like Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain and Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.
Henderson became the first Liverpool captain to lift the Premier League trophy in 2019 and has also led the Reds to the Champions League.
Many fans were left fuming at The Athletic’s claims, so Gorst’s comments will no doubt leave those supporters delighted.
Gorst played the story down, telling fans ‘I honestly don’t think it’s that much of a big deal’ and likening it to a ‘storm in a teacup’.
With two years still to go until the point of expiry, there’s still plenty of time for a resolution to be found.
He added that he simply ‘doesn’t see Jordan Henderson leaving Liverpool, put it that way’.
You can understand why Liverpool might be a little hesitant to acquiesce to Henderson’s every demand given his concerning injury record – they might fear that he’ll become even more susceptible as the years go on.
But on balance, it’s important for the Reds to tie him down. Not only is he the team’s principal leader, but he’s also an excellent footballer.
While Fenway Sports Group have ‘a policy of investing in youth’ and allowed Georginio Wijnaldum to walk away on a free transfer, the hope surely will be that they recognise this is as a moment for compromise.
In other news, Gorst also talked up this reported target.
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