Jordan  Henderson
Henderson has been impressive for Liverpool this seasonReuters

Liverpool have officially announced that Jordan Henderson has committed his future to the Reds by signing a new long term deal.

Henderson's future at Liverpool had earlier been subject to a lot of speculation after the midfielder had rejected a new deal worth £80,000-a-week in March.

There were reports of Chelsea looking to make a move for the midfielder this summer, but Reds have finally reached an agreement with Henderson as they have confirmed that the former Sunderland man has penned a new long-term contract at Liverpool.

"Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce Jordan Henderson has signed a new long-term contract with the club," read a statement in Liverpool's official website.

Henderson, who has managed to establish himself as one of the best players at Liverpool after initially struggling following his a £20 million switch from Sunderland in 2011, expressed his delight after committing his future to the Reds.

"There has been talk about it for a while now. I'm over the moon that it's finally done," the Liverpool vice-captain told the Reds official website. "It's brilliant news for me to commit my future to this football club – I really feel that it's a good time for us to look forward to the future, with the squad we've got, the manager, the size of the club and the fans we've got."

Although the 24-year-old has only managed to lift one trophy – the League Cup in 2011/12 – with the Reds so far, he is confident that his side "can challenge and start winning trophies" over the "next few years."

"I really think, over the next few years, we can challenge and start winning trophies," he added. "That's the next phase; we've improved massively over the last few years, and I think the next phase for us is to start challenging for titles and trophies as well."

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers also says that he is happy to see Henderson extend his stay at Anfield.

"Jordan is a brilliant professional and his dedication to his career and football in general makes him a role model to all young players," the Northern Irishman told Liverpool's official website.

"The fact he has made such a long-term commitment to Liverpool is a sign of his belief in what we are looking to do here. He will have a crucial role to play as we look to take this side forward and look to add success to the progress we have made."

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