Mills can't believe Henderson is 'throwing his toys out of the pram' after Liverpool reveal
Danny Mills has insisted Liverpool do not need to worry about Jordan Henderson’s contract situation.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England defender claimed the Reds should be ready to replace their captain by the time his current deal expires.
The Athletic reported on 19 July no progress has been made in negotiations over a new contract.
It is claimed both Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid are monitoring Henderson’s situation.
Asked whether Liverpool should be worried, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “No, not in the slightest.
“I really don’t get where this story comes from. He’s 31-years-old, he’s got two years left on his deal and that’s going to see him to 33.
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“Realistically, after that, what are you expecting? A one-year deal? He was happy to sign a five-year deal when he signed it, he’s on good money and has two years left.
“He’s not the sort of guy to throw his toys out of the pram, he’s Liverpool captain.
“From Liverpool’s perspective, he’ll be 33, he’s just been out with a long-term injury ‘Why are we going to throw loads of money at him when we don’t really have to right now?’
“He’s under contract and by the time he’s 33 he may not be worth that much.
“You’ll be hoping in two years Liverpool will be looking at bringing in other players anyhow. When he’s 33 what are they going to get out of him?
“I just think it’s a non-story for me.”
Henderson’s 392 games for Liverpool across all competitions have yielded 30 goals and 51 assists.
He is yet to link up with the club for pre-season after being a part of the England squad that reached the European Championship final.