Jordan Henderson: I feel as hungry as I did 10 years ago
Jordan Henderson’s hunger for success is as strong as ever as he embarks on his 11th season at Liverpool with his long-term future at the club freshly secured.
The Reds captain today signed a new contract at the AXA Training Centre, further extending a spell at Anfield that began in 2011.
In the decade since he first pulled on the shirt, Henderson has made 394 appearances, scored 30 goals, worn the armband for six years and counting, and lifted five major trophies – including, of course, the Premier League and Champions League.
But as the midfielder and his teammates set about their quest for more silverware in 2021-22, his ambition to help Liverpool win honours burns as fiercely as it ever has.
“Every year is the same, every year is the biggest challenge, the biggest season ahead,” Henderson told Liverpoolfc.com in an exclusive interview after penning his new deal.
“I feel as hungry as ever. I feel as hungry as I did when I first walked in 10 years ago, to prove to people that I deserve to be at this football club and give absolutely everything every single day for the badge, for the fans and for each other in this building. If we do that, I feel as though we’ve got a good chance of being successful.”
The skipper is the sixth first-team player to agree fresh terms with the club in recent weeks, following Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson.
“I’m very proud of all the lads,” said Henderson. “Every time I see someone get a new deal, it makes me feel happy for some reason, other than they’re doing well and they’ve deserved everything they’ve got really in terms of the lads that have been renewed.
“I’m delighted for all of them and hopefully there’s more to come in the near future. They deserve everything they’ve got and do get going forward because I know how hard they work, I know every day what they give to this football club. They deserve to be here for as long as possible.
“I hope the togetherness of this group can take us even further the longer we’re together.”
Watch the full interview with Henderson on signing a new long-term contract in the video above. App users should tap here to watch.
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