Jordan Henderson signed a new long-term deal with Liverpool on Monday and fans took to social media to give their thoughts.
The No. 14 has been a regular under the boss, taking the Reds to three cup finals since replacing Steven Gerrard as Liverpool captain.
He does, though, remain a divisive figure for some, and the mixed reactions indicate as much.
Plenty of fans were delighted that the skipper had signed his new deal…
Henderson has captained every team he’s ever played for, led us to a Champions League final and helped his country to World Cup semi-final in a one-man midfield but Mick from Southport thinks he’s shit because he “only passes sideways” and has never won African Player of the Year
— Dan McLaughlin (@Dan23_92) September 3, 2018
The big news keeps on coming at Anfield as Liverpool Captain Jordan Henderson signs a new long term contract with the club. Fantastic to see the skipper being nailed down to a new deal, and here's his best ever goal for the Reds pic.twitter.com/wUDJOyhmMz
— Jordan (@LFCIRE813) September 3, 2018
Delighted Jordan Henderson has been handed a long term contract. Congrats skip #lfc
— Anthony (@akbrennan89) September 3, 2018
Made up Hendo has signed a new contract he will get back up to scratch soon , was good last season and in the World Cup he’s an important player and a much needed player, just slightly out of form at the moment. Love Hendo
— COLIN MCCOMBE (@YMccombe) September 3, 2018
Others questioned whether it had any impact on how vital he’d be this term and beyond…
Renewing Henderson’s deal is a cheaper way to fill a HG spot than signing someone else who probably wouldn’t start either
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) September 3, 2018
Hope Klopp changed Henderson's squad status in his contract from 'key player' to 'rotation'
— Josh (@jpflfc) September 3, 2018
Bit weird of Klopp to extend Hendo's contract now that Fabinho's here and his time at the club is running thin since he's shit, no way he actually rates him
— albin the albino (@50ShadesOfHendo) September 3, 2018
Many pointed out how much Henderson is relied on and trusted by Jurgen Klopp…
Really happy for Jordan Henderson. He gets a lot of undue criticism – and no doubt they’ll be a mixed reaction to him getting a new long-term contract – but he’s a player Jurgen Klopp values for a reason. #LFC
— Matt Addison (@MattAddison97) September 3, 2018
Henderson our club captain who has played in the 6 role for 2 seasons under Klopp when we’ve done well. Yes, he has limitations but Klopp highly rates him & his contract is another example of it not to mention picking him so often. He’s one of many good CMs we have. Happy days
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) September 3, 2018
“Great news, sometimes you don’t need superstars in your team, you need hard worker.”
–Gavin de Pierre on Facebook.
So, Jurgen Klopp trusts & rates Henderson enough to not only keep him as skipper,pick him in most games when he’s fit AND give him a new contract…I reckon I’ll take that over Terry on Twitter who thinks he’s shit…?? #LFC #skipper
— Nathan (@nath_ob) September 3, 2018
The length of the deal, which would see Henderson well into his 30s, was questioned…
My only beef with Michael Edwards is that he seems a bit too keen to give out expensive contract years over the age of 30.
We are doing a great job of locking down peak years of the key players, but we could come to regret some of these post-peak years. #LFC
— Dan Kennett (@DanKennett) September 3, 2018
But the overall outlook was positive—despite the acknowledgement of the captain remaining a divisive figure for some fans!
“Great news. Far too many fickle, armchair, Henderson hating supporters in our fan base. What happened to getting behind your team and the players? Hendo plays for the shirt every game and deserves every bit of this contract. Well done Jordan! YNWA.”
–Matthew Moreland on Facebook.
Henderson's new contract has the anti Hendo brigade fuming and I'm loving it pic.twitter.com/QRMiGXQ0YR
— kung fu bobby ?? (@Bruteinho) September 3, 2018
The piss boil there is about Henderson's new contract lmao
— Gregoris Gkousis (@Gregoris96_YNWA) September 3, 2018