By Liverpool correspondent Cam Downes
Liverpool are poised to announce that Jordan Henderson has signed a new contract within the next 24 hours, Football Insider understands.
As reported here on Monday, Henderson has agreed the terms of a five-year-deal deal that runs until 2020 and is worth around £110,000-a-week.
The Merseysiders are poised to imminently confirm the agreement following a season of talks between the club and the 24-year-old midfielder.
It lifts the former Sunderland man, who is likely to be handed the Liverpool captain’s armband when Steven Gerrard moves to LA Galaxy in the summer, into the top tier of earners at Anfield alongside the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Glen Johnson.
It is a huge boost to manager Brendan Rodgers as he plans ahead for next season and attempts to rebuild morale in the wake of last Sunday’s shattering FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa.
Henderson has been one of Liverpool’s best players this season, contributing seven goals and 13 assists from midfield and filling in impressively on the right side of the defence on a number of occasions.
The Merseyside club also remain hopeful of securing Raheem Sterling on a long-term deal when talks resume at the end of the season and extending the contract of key defender Martin Skrtel.