Date: 20th July 2021 at 5:38pm
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Every transfer window is as much about retaining talent as it is bringing in new star faces.

Sometimes ensuring your best and most important players stay at the club can be even harder than convincing new faces to join.

Liverpool know the feeling of being helpless to their best players leaving.

The likes of Philippe Coutinho, Javier Mascherano, Luis Suarez, and Fernando Torres are just a few big names who won Anfield hearts then broke them by signing for Barcelona and Chelsea respectively.

It is a feeling Liverpool fans hoped they would not get used to, and while their recent dominance, bar last season, means players are more likely to flock to the entrance door, that worry still remains.

That very fear could be returning as contract talks with captain Jordan Henderson have hit a standstill, according to The Athletic. 

Henderson has made 392 appearances for Liverpool.

The midfielder signed for the Reds for £20 million 10 years ago and, despite a slow start to his time on Merseyside, he has developed to become the heartbeat of the team.

Henderson is a historic figure at the club, having captained the Reds to their sixth Champions League and Liverpool’s first ever Premier League title.

The England international’s importance was magnified after Liverpool lost five out of six matches they played during his absence due to a groin injury in February.

Sources from within the club remain optimistic a deal can be made with the captain, however, The Athletic believe this seems similar to the situation with midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

The Dutchman departed Anfield on a free to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer after failing to agree a new deal.

 
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