Jordan Henderson: My chat with Jurgen Klopp about new Liverpool FC role
Apr 14 2019
As a result Liverpool have benefited as he scored his first goal in nearly 18 months at Southampton on Friday and played a sublime role in the second goal against Porto.
Liverpool are reportedly making serious headway with Nike after a report suggests that they are on the verge of signing a new kit deal. "At the same time when I played No 6, I felt I've learned that position really well and if I need to play there I can do a job there too".
Kit deals have become a major asset of football's biggest clubs seeking to generate mammoth amounts of revenue, and Liverpool are said to be on the cusp of breaking the Premier League record for the size of their potential deal with Nike.
Henderson has been with Liverpool since 2011 and he was considered by many as the long-term replacement for Steven Gerrard.
Klopp has now given him the freedom to do that and said after seeing the 28-year-old deliver another impressive box-to-box showing against Porto in the Champions League: "Hendo's a brilliant player, I'm really happy that he can show that again. We've not used him there for 3.5 years - sorry about that!" said Klopp with a grin.
"I feel as though I can do more in a position further forward".
"I can do both positions and he sees that I can do both".
"I don't think the manager had thought about it too much until I mentioned it to him", said the England worldwide. It's basically about what he wants and he needs from the team.
"In the last couple of years there hasn't really been a player like Fabinho in that role so I've had to adapt to that role". It's all about putting the team first, I know that but at the same time I want to contribute as much as I can to the team. I feel as though I can do that more in a position further forward.
'The second goal was brilliant and he had the cross for Sadio's goal as well, and if it was an inch offside it was still a brilliant cross. The versatile James Milner has provided cover when Robertson has been unavailable (like he did in Tuesday's Champions League quarter final tie against Porto), but it's not his natural position and now 33 - and with his contract coming to an end, he is also expected to move on in the summer.