September 1, 2021 at 4:10 pm #1989401
No “they” didn’t.
David Ornstein broke the story in the Athletic about there being a contract impasse.
Several other reliable journalists backed this up.
The likes of the tabloids then sensationalised it.
Ornstein then again broke the news in the Athletic that an agreement had been reached. Again it was picked up by the tabloids which triggered you into..
“Total bollocks once again about Henderson’s contract impasse, from journalists who don’t have a clue about what’s going on at Liverpool FC”
Yesterday the club conveyed the news of that agreement which everyone had known about for weeks because of Ornstein.
Here’s a tip; don’t follow the sensationalist tabloids and their ilk.September 3, 2021 at 12:34 pm #1989862
Henderson was always going to sign a contract, anyone could see that.
These journalists (including the reliable ones) were getting excited over nothing, and taking some fans along with them for the journeySeptember 3, 2021 at 12:38 pm #1989865
Barnes: Henderson was never going to go
John Barnes believes Jordan Henderson was never going to leave Liverpool, having recently agreed a new contract at the club.
There was speculation not so long ago that Henderson would be overlooked for a new deal and would see his time at the club come to an end.
But Henderson put paid to such claims by committing his future to the club.
Barnes was never concerned about the Liverpool captain leaving, however, and described the speculation as a ‘storm in a teacup’.
“He had two more years, so I don’t think the new contract was necessarily that important. It’s good for him, in terms of the fact that he has another year, but is Jordan Henderson going to be in the team in three years time? Maybe not,” he told BonusCodeBets.
“If he didn’t sign a new contract he wasn’t going anywhere. This is what happens in football with contracts, but I had no fears that Henderson would have been leaving the club if he didn’t sign a contract. He’ll still be influential for the next year or two. All of it was a storm in a teacup.”September 3, 2021 at 8:37 pm #1989994
If Barnes is right then why the hell did we offer him this extension? As others have hinted at, this was just to show the fans that they were doing something. It’s theater but costly theater. Total waste of money.September 4, 2021 at 8:27 am #1990035
“As others have hinted at, this was just to show the fans that they were doing something.”
Totally disagree, Henderson was offered a contract because Klopp and the club want to keep him, because he’s a huge asset to the team. Liverpool don’t just go giving players contracts to please the fans.
And who are these others who have inside knowledge of the club’s inner workings?September 4, 2021 at 8:34 am #1990036
“Many contract discussions have issues, in this case the papers were exaggerating the supposed problems to generate headlines,”
Anything to back this “opinion” up?September 4, 2021 at 9:01 am #1990043
For 1 thing, I remember the papers going on about how we were going to sell him to Arsenal for 20mil because there were these issues.
Also, he was offered a contract in the first place before there were issues which shows that we were planning to keep him. However, I do also believe that the timing of the announcement was to try and appease fans who weren’t happy about the lack of signings.September 4, 2021 at 9:20 am #1990049
Contract negotiations stalled.
There was an impasse.
When that happens 1 of two things happens; the parties work through the impasse or they don’t. If they do a new contract is signed, if they don’t the player moving on is a realistic possibility like with Gini.
This is what was reported by the reliable sources who deal with LFC.
LFC and Hendo worked thru the impasse.
New contract agreed and cynically announced by the club on transfer deadline day, even though the story had broke weeks previously.
If people read and buy into sensationalist headlines from muck journalism, that’s down to them. Perhaps the smarter thing to do is to not do that.September 4, 2021 at 2:17 pm #1990103
“However, I do also believe that the timing of the announcement was to try and appease fans who weren’t happy about the lack of signings. ”
You were more careful in how you said it than I. Apparently I was claiming to have insider information or something.
The timing of it does add weight to the idea though.September 9, 2021 at 11:06 am #1991463
“Anything to back this “opinion” up?”
It’s fairly obvious that the mainstream press prints a lot of rubbish about football rumours and contract negotiations in a bid to increase sales in a very competitive marketplace. Sure, sometimes they’re right, but they’re wrong most of the time.
Even the reputable, reliable sources are kept in the dark (e.g. Jota signing), or are wrong sometimes.
For example, yesterday we were “strongly” linked with Pedri by various sources, now today, just one day later, we’re being strongly linked to Bellingham, again by numerous sources – who writes these stories 😂September 9, 2021 at 11:11 am #1991466
As I’ve alluded to previously on this thread already more than once perhaps it would be more prudent not to buy into muck journalism and instead to follow those that are reliable.
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