Klopp will be 'fuming' with Liverpool board if Henderson quits - Whelan
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be “fuming” if Jordan Henderson is allowed to leave the club.
That is the view of former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 31-year-old’s contract stand-off.
According to The Athletic‘s James Pearce and David Ornstein (19th July), there has been ‘no progress’ in contract talks between the club and the centre-midfielder despite talks in the off-season.
It is reported that there is now a distinct possibility of Henderson leaving Anfield this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid monitoring the situation.
The England international’s current contract does not expire until the end of June 2023, by which time he will be 33 years of age.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs how Klopp would likely reacts to the news, Whelan said: “Of course, he’ll be fuming.
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“A captain like Henderson is like a second manager. He does a lot of the talking for Klopp and his staff on the field.
“He is one of those that is going to stand up for the manager, say certain things to players and uphold standards every day. I’m sure he is a massive help for Klopp on a daily basis.
“You need those leadership voices in the dressing room and there is not many better than Henderson. He is massive, so important to Liverpool.
“Henderson’s impact at Liverpool can be seen from the Under-18s to the first team.”