By Noel Whelan

19th Sep, 2021 | 4:00pm

Henderson has sent a 'strong message' to Liverpool owners after 'worrying' reports - Whelan

Jordan Henderson sent Liverpool a message with his goal against AC Milan in midweek.

That’s according to former Leeds striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Reds captain.

Henderson scored the winner in a 3-2 win over AC Milan on Wednesday with a fierce long-range strike.

He celebrated by cupping his hand to his ear as he ran towards the main stand at Anfield.

Henderson was recently awarded with a new contract, keeping him at Anfield until 2025.

However, this came after a report from The Athletic in July that claimed there were difficulties over the terms of the new deal.

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PSG and Juventus were both linked with the midfield lynchpin before he signed his new contract.

When asked if Henderson sent the club a strong message with his celebration, Noel Wheland told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild, “Yeah, it looked a strong message.

“He is such a character and he is so vital to that Liverpool side. He’s part of the old guard at Liverpool who Klopp can always rely on.

“I thought he was excellent the other night and he thoroughly deserved that goal.

“They need players like that in the big European games, that’s why there should have been no problem for the owners in sorting a new deal for him.

“I’m sure he was overjoyed because he doesn’t get many goals. It was certainly one for the collection, one to tell the grandkids about.

“How can you not celebrate like that after everything that happened, all those worrying reports?”

Henderson started on Saturday as Liverpool went top of the table with a win over Crystal Palace.

The Reds are next in action against Norwich on Tuesday.

In other news, Liverpool ‘expected’ to sign star in January after ‘nightmare’ injury reveal – pundit.