Henderson signs for Liverpool

Liverpool have completed the signing of midfielder Jordan Henderson from Sunderland for an undisclosed fee on Thursday.The 20-year-old England international has joined the English Premier League outfit after undergoing a medical and agreeing to terms on Wednesday.

Reports suggest the deal is worth up to 20 million pounds, while Henderson’s contract has been described as a ‘long-term deal’.

“Liverpool Football Club have completed the signing of Jordan Henderson after the 20-year-old passed a medical and agreed personal terms,” a statement on the club’s website said.

“Henderson travelled to Merseyside on Wednesday after a fee was agreed with Sunderland. He then underwent a medical examination in Liverpool before signing a long-term deal.”

“The midfield has now joined the England Under-21 squad in Denmark as they prepare for the European Championships.”

“Henderson’s first game after completing his transfer is likely to be against Spain Under-21s on Sunday.”

Reds striker David N’Gog was rumoured to be part of the deal, but he remains at Anfield for the time being.

Henderson is the first player to join Kenny Dalglish’s ranks in the off-season but adds to the acquisitions of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll in January.

He made his way through the Sunderland youth academy and made 79 appearances at the Stadium of Light before leaving, although the club’s chairman Niall Quinn wished him well.

“Jordan is a credit to himself, his family and Sunderland’s Academy and everyone here wishes him the very best for the future,” Quinn said.

“I’m pleased that we got the deal to a level that we felt was right for our club.”

“We know the areas that we need strengthening and the type of player we need in order to progress and the job of bringing those players to the club is continuing at pace.”

Liverpool are also believed to be interested in Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam as Dalglish looks to strengthen his squad.