Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson believes he can still perform at the highest level for the next “six or seven years”.
The Reds star turned 30 in the summer and is approaching ten years at Anfield. He moved from Sunderland for around £18m in June 2011.
Henderson led Liverpool to their first title in 30 years last season. And he remains an integral part of the England set-up.
But while teammate James Milner quit England at the same age to focus on club football, Henderson says he has plenty in the tank still.
“I’m just turned 30 and I still feel about 25 physically and I feel as good as I’ve ever felt,” said Henderson.
“I’m at a good point in my career in terms of my experience and physically there’s not even a question about anything like that at the moment.
“I want to try and play as long as possible. I still love the game and I want to play for England and Liverpool as long as I can.
“I’ve always lived my life the right way in terms of doing everything right, eat the right things, sleep right and live my life the best way.
“So even in the next six or seven years I should hopefully be able to perform at the highest level.
“I was a bit unfortunate to pick up the knock I did at the end of last season with a bit of a bizarre challenge which I picked up my knee injury but I rehabbed well and feel really good now.”
And he’s appeared just twice so far this season – helping his team to wins over Leeds (4-3) and Chelsea (2-0).
But the midfielder could play a part for England in their Nations League clash with Belgium on Sunday.
Firmino finds scoring boots with Brazil
Roberto Firmino has failed to find the net in five starts for Liverpool this season.
So Reds fans will be pleased to hear he struck twice for his country Brazil.
The Samba stars beat Bolivia 5-0 in a World Cup qualifier. And Firmino netted the third and fourth goals of the evening.
— Liverpool FC Vines (@LFC_Vines) October 10, 2020
Firmino played as a conventional number nine and popped up with two poacher’s goals.
Playing in a more selfless role for Liverpool, he’s scored just one Premier League goal since January.
That came in the final match of the season when the Reds beat Chelsea 5-3. That was his first and only home PL goal of Liverpool’s title-winning campaign.