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Liverpool targeting new Henderson contract

ESPN staff
February 4, 2014
Jordan Henderson has played in every Premier League game for Liverpool this season © PA Photos

Liverpool are set to offer Jordan Henderson a new deal at the end of the season, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

Henderson will have two years remaining on his current contract when the current Premier League campaign ends, but the club are thought to be keen to tie down the midfielder following his impressive rise to the first team.

It comes as good news for manager Brendan Rodgers, who suffered a disappointing end to the transfer window after seeing the club fail to sign Yevhen Konoplyanka on Friday.

Henderson made a £16 million move from Sunderland in 2011 and has become a key figure in manager Rodgers' side, having played in every Premier League game this season.

However, the 23-year-old's running style was the recently subjected to criticism by Sir Alex Ferguson in the former Manchester United manager's latest autobiography.

Meanwhile, Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has revealed that training alongside Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez has made him a better goalkeeper.

Mignolet joined Liverpool from Sunderland last summer and was keen to talk up the impact that his new team-mates have had on his ability - particularly Sturridge and Suarez.

"I see it day in, day out and I know what they can do to the opposition," Mignolet told the Guardian. "I know what other goalkeepers are in for and the quality Daniel and Luis have.

"Together it is unbelievable. It's nice to play against them day in, day out on the training pitch because they make me better as a goalkeeper. If you go one v one against either of them, as a goalkeeper you learn lots of things."

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