Jordan Henderson says he wants to become Liverpool captain post Steven Gerrard [Video]

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson celebrated his 25th birthday today and marked the day by giving an exclusive interview to Goal.com.

Vice-captain last season, Jordan Henderson feels he is ready “to take more responsibility” following the exit of Steven Gerrard.

Club legend and captain since 2003, Steven Gerrard is set to link up with MLS club LA Galaxy at the beginning of July.

Henderson claimed he is more mature enough to be the leader of Liverpool but “whoever he [Brendan Rodgers] picks i’m sure all the lads will be right behind him“.

Watch the video below.

Jordan Henderson reacts to James Milner signing and praises a former boss [Video]

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Jordan Henderson was delighted by the news that Liverpool had signed James Milner after his Manchester City contract expired.

The Reds midfielder credited his industrious national team colleague for his work rate and his good attitude both on and off the pitch.

Roy Keane was also praised by Henderson, who hasn’t forgotten that the Republic of Ireland assistant manager gave him his Sunderland break when he was boss there.

Henderson was speaking to the media ahead of England’s international friendly with Ireland.

So much for tension: Henderson posts pic of himself getting nutmegged by Raheem Sterling at training

Amid all the controversy surrounding Raheem Sterling’s contract situation at Liverpool, there are fears among Reds fans that the youngster could become a toxic presence around the club.

Today’s backpages dramatically and sensationally splashed with headlines like ‘meltdown’, claiming that relations between the club and player have now reached breaking point, following his decision to reject the new deal offered by the club.

Jamie Carragher got very worked up about it on Monday Night Football, and suggested that Sterling should now be ashamed when he meets the tea lady and the women on reception.

But it looks like – as Sterling’s agent had insisted – that it’s all been blown out of proportion, judging by today’s training session anyway.

Sterling’s arrival at training was supposedly going to ruffle a few feathers, but the truth is that most professional footballers just get on with their own business, and don’t get too caught up in their teammates’ situations.

This definitely seems to be the case with vice-captain Jordan Henderson, who posted this picture of himself getting nutmegged by Sterling to Instagram.

That said, players normally don’t show themselves up on social media like this…perhaps Hendo is trying to massage Sterling’s ego a little?

Hendo accompanied the picture with the caption, ‘Can’t believe they got this on camera.’

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Brendan Rodgers delighted to secure Jordan Henderson’s Liverpool future [Video]

Brendan Rodgers spoke of his delight at the news that Jordan Henderson has finally put pen to paper on his new contract, which will take him through to 2020.

Rodgers is a huge fan of Henderson, who he promoted to vice-captain at the start of the season, and who he could well promote to the role of team captain once Steven Gerrard retires at the end of the season.

The Liverpool boss has gone or record as saying that Henderson has the potential to become a world class midfielder, and this contract is a sign of the confidence and trust they have in their young midfielder.

Jordan Henderson talks about his new 5-year Liverpool deal [Video]

Liverpool have today announced that Jordan Henderson has put pen to paper on a 5-year deal, taking him through to 2020.

Henderson’s deal will see him jump to a much higher pay grade, with reports of 100,000 pounds weekly wages being agreed.

Henderson has become a key figure in the Liverpool team in recent seasons, indeed his development has been such that he’s been promoted to vice-captain, and has been tipped to inherit the captain’s armband when Steven Gerrard retires at the end of the season.

Now the question Liverpool fans will be asking themselves: Will Raheem Sterling take inspiration from this?

Harry Redknapp hits out at Raheem Sterling over his Liverpool contract stand-off [Talksport Audio]

Former West Ham, Tottenham and QPR boss Harry Redknapp has expressed his disappointed with Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson over their Liverpool contract stand-offs.

20-year-old Sterling forward has come under fire following a television interview in which he attempted to defend his decision to turn down a £100,000-a-week deal at Liverpool.

As for 24-year-old Henderson, he has reportedly turned down a new Reds contract understood to be worth £80,000-a-week. Henderson is currently on around £65,000-a-week.

Harry Redknapp, however, has spoken out against the players, saying they should be “thanking their lucky stars for Liverpool”.

Redknapp also blamed agents and advisors for giving poor guidance.

Listen to ‘Arry below.

Man City target Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere & Jordan Henderson [Daily Mail]

Following the disappointing 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace on Monday night, there have been a slew of articles and opinion suggesting Manchester City will undergo a serious overhaul in the summer.

Manuel Pellegrini and some of the hierarchy look likely to lose their jobs at the Etihad and any number of players could be in danger of being moved on.

Samir Nasri, who reportedly had a strop at Selhurst Park and even captain Vincent Kompany have been reported as players that could be heading for the exit.

On Wednesday, the Daily Mail claim Manchester City will target Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere and Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson.

Both are midfielders of a high quality but crucially Wilshere and Henderson are English with City looking to bring in more players with experience of the Premier League.

With Frank Lampard and James Milner expected to depart City in the coming months, Joe Hart is the only realistic Englishman to start for the current Premier League champions.

It seems that Manchester City could raid Liverpool for two players. Jordan Henderson has just one year left on his current deal at Anfield and they have also expressed an interest in Raheem Sterling.

City, unsurprisingly, according to the Mail, have doubts about the injury record of Jack Wilshere.

The Arsenal midfielder played for the Under-21s on Tuesday night and is hoping to return to first team contention for the FA Cup semi-final next week.

Jordan Henderson rejects an £80k a week Liverpool contract offer. Chelsea may swoop [Star]

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The Daily Star are set to wind up Liverpool fans on Easter Monday with news that vice captain Jordan Henderson has not only turned down a new contract at Anfield, but that Chelsea are now poised to swoop the England international midfielder.

Of course, it goes without saying that the Daily Star is a highly unreliable tabloid, and the likelihood is that Jordan Henderson is more than happy at Liverpool at the moment and he is not going anywhere soon.

According to the Star, 24-year-old Henderson has turned down a new Reds contract understood to be worth £80,000-a-week. Henderson is currently on around £65,000-a-week.

The Sunderland-born footballer is currently under contract with Liverpool until June 2016.

Henderson moved to Anfield in 2011 for £20 million, and he has since played over 130 times for the Reds.

Taking a step back, Liverpool appear to be having huge troubles at the moment locking down their senior stars to new, improved contracts. Aside from Henderson, Raheem Sterling is refusing to agree terms with the Reds at the moment, while all the difficulties closing these deals comes at the same time as Liverpool lose momentum in the race for a Champions League place.

Rubbing salt in Liverpool’s wounds, the Star suggest that Chelsea could swoop for Henderson, while Chelsea have also been loosely linked to Sterling too in recent days.

Jamie Carragher heaps praise on Jordan Henderson; Backs him to captain Liverpool [Video]

Jordan Henderson last night scored the only goal of the game as Liverpool secured a narrow 1-0 win over Swansea.

The 24 year old central midfielder has become one of the first names on the team sheet in the past 12 months, despite looking like a flop after his £16m move from Sunderland.

On the Monday Night Football show, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was eager to heap praise on Jordan Henderson for his undeniable development at the club.

Carragher also backed Henderson to take the armband from Steven Gerrard when he leaves this summer.

Watch the video above.

Liverpool goalscorer Jordan Henderson speaks after beating Swansea [Video]

Jordan Henderson underlined his growing importance to Liverpool by scoring the goal that beat Swansea at Liberty Stadium.

The midfielder is stepping into the shoes of departing club legend Steven Gerrard.

He’s already exceeded last season’s tally of four Premier League goals, having played seven games less.

In this post-match interview, Henderson talks the Sky Sports pundits through his goal, discusses the upcoming clash against Man United and states his aims of improving his goal and assist contributions.

You can hear him speak in the video above.

Liverpool boss calls for media to stop comparing Henderson to Steven Gerrard [Video]

With Jordan Henderson deputizing as Liverpool captain in Steven Gerrard’s absence, and indeed with the 24-year old the favourite to inherit the armband from Stevie G next season, the student is now being compared with the master.

Which is unfair in Brendan Rodgers’ eyes.

Following Henderson’s two cracking goals from outside the box this past week, the Henderson-Gerrard comparisons have gone into overdrive, with Henderson now being hastily dubbed as ‘the next Gerrard’.

Rodgers called for such half-baked comparisons to stop at his press conference today, insisting that Jordan Henderson is his own man, and should be allowed to write his own story and find his own path, rather than constantly being compared to one of the greatest players of the Premier League era.

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Brendan Rodgers says Jordan Henderson will develop into a real top player in next years [Video]

Brendan Rodgers heaped praise o Jordan Henderson at his press conference today, ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup tie against Blackburn.

Henderson is deputizing as Liverpool captain in the absence of Steven Gerrard, and this period has actually coincided with Henderson’s best form all season.

The midfielder has even started adding goals to his game, with two sensational strikes in quick succession, in the recent wins over Manchester City and Burnley.

Rodgers feels that Henderson is already a ‘first class’ player, but that he expects his player to go on and become a real ‘top player’ in the next few years.

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Tinie Tempah uploads Fan Cam of Jordan Henderson’s golazo v Burnley [Video]

Mad ting that my bro @tiniegram managed to catch @jhenderson goal from my box last night. Crazy!! What a goal.

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Jordan Henderson is currently on a real hot streak, with two goals in his last two games.

But these weren’t just any goals from the stand-in Liverpool captain: they were pure unadulterated golazos, the likes of which he’s rarely, if ever scored.

Henderson followed up his sensational goal against Man City last Sunday with a strike of similar venom and quality against Burnley last night.

Henderson came on to a loose ball at the edge of the box, and smashed it into the bottom corner, a la Steven Gerrard in his prime.

And the goal was recorded by none other than English rap star Tinie Tempah, who was sitting in Daniel Sturridge’s private box at Anfield.

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This is how the Kop celebrated Jordan Henderson’s goal v Burnley [video]

Kudos to Liverpool fan channel The Redmen TV for producing a video showcasing how the Kop celebrated Jordan Henderson’s cracking goal against Burnley on Wednesday evening.

Henderson has now scored two brilliant goals to get the scoring underway in successive matches for Liverpool at Anfield, versus Manchester City and now Burnley.

The Liverpool fans rolled out their song for the former Sunderland midfielder:

“Here’s to you Jordan Henderson, Brendan loves you more than you will know…”

Liverpool’s next match is at home to Blackburn in the FA Cup on Sunday.

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Jordan Henderson & Adam Lallana on the two magnificent Liverpool goals v Man City [Video]

Liverpool midfielders Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho scored superb goals in today’s massive 2-1 win over 2nd placed Manchester City.

Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson spoke to the media after the game and accepted Coutinho’s MOTM award on his behalf.

Lallana was quick to praise the 22 year old Brazilian, saying “The little magician at the end coming up with another wonderful goal“.

Henderson was also quick to praise Coutinho but was also asked about his own magnificent goal.

Watch their post match interview above.

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Jordan Henderson says he’d love to beat Diego Costa in a 50-50 tackle [Video]

After inviting Amir Khan down to Melwood to help him with his training recently, Jordan Henderson had the British boxer interview him for MaxiNutrition.

Henderson has said he feels he needs to toughen up his game, so had Khan take him through some boxing lessons, and Khan was only to happy to help.

In the interview, Khan asked Henderson:

‘Who would you like to beat the most in a 50-50 tackle?’

And after deliberating, the Liverpool vice-captain replied: ‘Diego Costa. We had a little tiff the other day.’

Relive that ‘tiff’ on the Vine below, in which Hendo actually forced the Chelsea hard man to back down after an epic stare down.

Liverpool’s game at Chelsea later this season should be interesting then…

Liverpool fan channel Redmen TV debate Balotelli-Henderson penalty incident [Video]

Liverpool fan channel Redmen TV have uploaded a special video to get to the bottom of the Balotelli-Henderson penalty incident last night.

The channel’s hosts Paul and Chris decided that after trying to avoid the subject in their initial match reports, the time had come to debate it, seeing as it’s the only thing anyone’s talking about around Liverpool today.

And their conclusion, essentially, is that it’s a storm in a teacup – blown out of proportion by ITV’s ‘pious’ and sensationalist coverage.

The pair agree that Balotelli should be commended for having the balls to step up and take such a crucial penalty kick.

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QPR’s Joey Barton destroys Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson on Twitter [Tweets]

Liverpool beat Besiktas 1-0 last night in the Europa League with Mario Balotelli coming off the bench to score the winning goal from the spot.

He had to prize the ball away from stand-in captain Jordan Henderson, who wanted to take the penalty himself.

Beginning to make an impact at Liverpool, Mario Balotelli ignored his captain to score the winning penalty and opinion has been split over who was in the wrong.

On Friday afternoon, QPR midfielder Joey Barton offered his thoughts on Jordan Henderson and Mario Balotelli on Twitter.

The fiery Scouser tore Jordan Henderson apart on Twitter claiming “Jordan Henderson will not now or will he ever be even in the same stratosphere as Steven Gerrard.”

Barton also defended Mario Balotelli during his Twitter rant about Jordan Henderson.

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Steven Gerrard criticises Mario Balotelli on ITV [Vine video]

We expect that next time Steven Gerrard is on national television, he may refrain from criticising one of his current team mates.

Or, Gerrard could be excused since Mario Balotelli certainly appears to be one of those players that can cause problems in the dressing room.

Balotelli scored Liverpool’s late penalty against Besiktas on Thursday night in the Europa League, despite the fact both Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge were keen to take the spot kick.

Minutes later, Gerrard criticised Balotelli on ITV where the Liverpool captain was pundit for the night.

Watch Gerrard slam Balotelli on the video above.

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Jordan Henderson plays down penalty incident with Balotelli post-Liverpool 1 – Besiktas 0 [Video]

Mario Balotelli scored a crucial late penalty for Liverpool tonight, to take into the second leg of their Europa League tie with Turkish side Besiktas.

But if stand-in captain Jordan Henderson had had his way, he would have been the match-winner, and not Balotelli, as Henderson was convinced he should have been penalty taker on the night.

He eventually ceded to Balotelli’s will, and Mario scored so any major drama was avoided, and Henderson sought to play the whole thing down in his post-match interview.

He said he simply wanted to take it because he felt confident, but now that the dust has settled and the game is over, he’s glad Balotelli took what he describes as a ‘brilliant’ penalty.

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Jamie Carragher gives Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson brilliant advice on how to survive on Twitter

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson joined Twitter today.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher tweeted Jordan Henderson some sound advice on how to use the social media platform.

Carragher explained that he’ll be fine as long as you don’t “advertise or misspell anything, give an opinion, swear or take a selfie”.

Henderson has become a key player under Brendan Rodgers, starting 23 of Liverpool’s 25 Premier League games this season.

He has played more minutes than any other Liverpool player this season.

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Brendan Rodgers on Liverpool win at Palace: Been a great week & no one can replace Gerrard [video]

Brendan Rodgers genuinely looked delighted after Liverpool’s 2-1 comeback win at Crystal Palace in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Liverpool have suffered a couple of seriously chastening defeats at Crystal Palace on their past two visits, so they were fearing the worst at half-time.

Goals from Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana turned it round for Liverpool and Rodgers cracked a smile at the win on the clip above.

Rodgers also commented on the importance of keeping Daniel Sturridge fit and was also questioned whether Jordan Henderson is the long-term successor for Steven Gerrard.

The Liverpool boss immediately said: “no one fills Steven Gerrard’s boots…”

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Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson takes boxing lessons with Amir Khan at Melwood

Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson has really grown in stature this season, taking on the role of vice-captain with relish, and the midfielder has a real chance of inheriting the armband from Steven Gerrard when the current captain walks away at the end of the season.

Henderson’s looked like a different animal this season, and has shown a tougher side of his character, as he showed in a heated stand-off with Diego Costa last month (which resulted in the Chelsea hardman backing down).

But Hendo isn’t content, and clearly wants to continue progressing physically, as was evident from his extra-curricular training session at Melwood yesterday.

He had British Welterweight Boxer and former WBA champion Amir Khan down for some padwork, joking that he needs to pick up some self-defence tricks following some recent incidents.

He posted the pics to his Instagram, along with the message:

Really good to meet @amirkingkhan today. Great man and was good to get on the pads with him. Need a few tips after getting myself in a few tiffs.”

Khan was equally enthused, and wrote back: “Good day with Liverpool football player @jhenderson. Thanks for teaching me some football skills and hope u enjoyed the boxing session.”

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Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling & Jordan Henderson star in new NIVEA ad + a BTS video

Liverpool stars Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Simon Mignolet are the face of NIVEA MEN’s latest advert.

The Liverpool trio are late for a premiere and end up having to push Roy Hodgson’s (Joke!) car out the car park.

They then magically arrive at the red carpet with no sweat patches as they wave to their adoring fans.

As the only one of the Liverpool trio with a speaking role, Jordan Henderson takes centre stage in the advert.

Watch a Behind the Scenes video below.

MOTM Emre Can & Jordan Henderson interviewed post-Liverpool 3 – Spurs 2 [Video]

Mario Balotelli may steal all the headlines for his late dramatic winning goal, but it was a real collective team effort from Liverpool to finally edge out Spurs 3-2 on the night.

Central to the victory was the Reds’ central midfield partnership of Jordan Henderson and Emre Can, who had the upper hand over their Spurs’ counterparts for much of the game.

Emre Can, whose really been growing in stature in recent weeks, was voted Man of the Match, while Jordan Henderson paid tribute to Mario Balotelli’s resilience.

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Chelsea & Liverpool fans react to Diego Costa-Jordan Henderson bust-up stories [Best Tweets]

Two-legged ties can often throw up individual battles and so it has proved from the first leg between Liverpool and Chelsea in the Capital One Cup semi-final.

According to pretty much every back page paper in England on Thursday, Diego Costa and Jordan Henderson were involved in a tunnel bust-up at Anfield after the 1-1 draw.

What makes this battle intriguing is that the players involved are amongst the most popular at Chelsea and Liverpool respectively.

Diego Costa has been a major success at Chelsea since arriving from Atletico Madrid in the summer.

Jordan Henderson meanwhile is considered the natural successor to Steven Gerrard at Liverpool.

So, we can expect plenty of “banter”, jokes  and Memes ahead of the second leg at Stamford Bridge next Tuesday.

Above and below is how the Liverpool and Chelsea supporters reacted to the news of a Costa-Henderson tunnel bust-up.

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Jordan Henderson & Diego Costa involved in tunnel bust-up after Liverpool v Chelsea

Liverpool and Chelsea brought the Capital One Cup to life last night in a thrilling 1-1 draw in the first leg of the semi final.

As per usual, Chelsea striker Diego Costa was involved in some heated arguments on the pitch.

Tonight’s it’s been revealed by a number of newspapers, including the Guardian and the Telegraph, that Diego Costa and Jordan Henderson had to be pulled apart in the tunnel.

The pair are reported to have yelled at one another but no punches were thrown.

It certainly adds an extra dimension to a mouthwatering semi final second leg next week.

The user below tweeted these tweets before the story was broken on Wednesday night.

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Jordan Henderson uploads picture with Daniel Sturridge back in Liverpool training [Instagram]

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has played only three Premier League games so far this season.

The injury hit England International is set to return to first team football in January.

Having recently returned from rehabilitation in Miami, Daniel Sturridge was today photographed in the Liverpool training kit with Jordan Henderson.

The midfielder captioned the Instagram post “Good to see this man back”.

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Simon Mignolet & Jordan Henderson interview post-Sunderland 0 – Liverpool 1 [Video]

Sunderland old boys Jordan Henderson and Simon Mignolet spoke to the media after Liverpool’s win at the Stadium of Light today, and the choice of the pair was surely no coincidence.

It was a bit of a novelty to hear Mignolet speak in particular, as the Belgian rarely if ever gives interviews, and probably hasn’t had a change of heart in the current context of the criticism he’s been receiving.

Mignolet said he was glad of the clean sheet, and they both agreed it’s a good 3 points at a tough ground.

Henderson was given the Man of the Match award….to pass on to Lazar Markovic.

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Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson: ‘We’re still aiming for the Top 4’ [Video]

Jordan Henderson has given a one-on-one interview with former Liverpool player Steve McManaman for BT Sport, in which he discusses Liverpool’s season, Steven Gerrard, and Henderson’s own form and ambitions.

Henderson has developed and grown into a pivotal player for Liverpool since signing from Sunderland as a young lad earmarked as one to watch, to the point that he’s now been elevated to vice-captain status.

Henderson says it’s a big honour to lead the team out in Gerrard’s absence, and though he doesn’t want to sound big-headed and admit it, it’s clear he’d love to inherit the captain’s armband when Gerrard leaves at the end of the season.

As for Liverpool’s form, he says that despite their rickety first half of the season, they’re still very much going for the top 4.

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