Published: Sun, April 14, 2019
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Jordan Henderson feels more comfortable in new advanced…

Jordan Henderson feels more comfortable in new advanced…

The club has been told that the rarity value of their kit deal becoming available, combined with the prominence of the Liverpool brand, driven by manager Jurgen Klopp and star players Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Roberto Firmino, has strengthened their ability to secure a deal that would put them in the same bracket as football's global elite.

The 28-year-old started in a more advanced role for the visit of FC Porto in the first leg of their Champions League at Anfield on Tuesday night.

Liverpool, who are in contention win the Premier League and Champions League this season, announced record-breaking financial figures in February by posting a pre-tax profit of £125m for the year ending May 2018.

'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. I am really pleased he can show that again. I felt more comfortable and natural in that position for England, creating chances further up and doing what I enjoy doing.

Klopp deployed Henderson on the right of his midfield trio in Liverpool's last two games and the captain rewarded his manager with decisive contributions in each match.

Henderson has impressed for the Reds, playing as a box to box midfielder.

"I don't think the manager had thought about it too much until I mentioned it to him", Henderson is quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "The manager wants me in both positions which is good for me and for the team".

It is the arrival of Fabinho that has freed Henderson up to be more attacking, with the Brazilian now making the defensive shielding position his own and arguably a more natural fit.

"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".

"We knew we had to play the second game and we can not decide the tie tonight, so now we have to go there and fight again".

With both Henderson and Naby Keita shining against Porto, Georginio Wijnaldum may find it hard to get back into the team for Sunday's crucial visit of Chelsea in the Premier League.

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