Man City made a move for Jordan Henderson in 2015

Despite reaching last season's final in Kiev Jurgen Klopp's Reds were seeded in pot three

Despite reaching last season's final in Kiev Jurgen Klopp's Reds were seeded in pot three

Many have tipped Liverpool to challenge Manchester City for the league title this season and after securing four wins from their opening four matches, Klopp's team are on course to be at the top of the table right the way through to the business end of the campaign.

However, as club captain, the England worldwide still has an important part to play for Jurgen Klopp's men going forward, which is why he has signed a contract extension which will see him remain at Anfield until 2021.

The 28-year-old Henderson has been a mainstay in the Liverpool setup since arriving from boyhood club Sunderland in 2011 for almost £20 million.

Henderson, who took over the Liverpool captaincy from Steven Gerrard in 2015, made his first league start of the season against Leicester City on Saturday and helped Jurgen Klopp's side win their fourth game in a row.

The ex-Charlton Athletic youngster missed out on the Champions League final and a place in England's World Cup final to undergo ankle surgery but has since become a mainstay of Jurgen Klopp's team. I want to be here for as long as I can be.

Meanwhile, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has told Sky Sports that he believes Joe Gomez can reach whatever level he desires in football.

Henderson has made 283 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool, scoring 24 goals in the process.

The 26-year-old has sporadically been linked with a move to the Premier League, but has got his second season in Ligue 1 off to a good start, netting four times in four games.

"You can tell through his actions on and off the pitch he treats representing our badge and our shirt as a privilege".

"Also here [at England] it's a fantastic environment with the players, staff and manager".

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