Liverpool make Henderson their first target

By Tariq Saleh

Liverpool have apparently identified Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson as their first summer signing.

Liverpool have been linked with a host of midfielders for next season and it seems that manager Kenny Dalglish has requested the services of Henderson. Henderson has been linked with a switch to Manchester United before and with big clubs chasing his signature, Sunderland may find it hard to hang onto their prized asset.

Henderson enjoyed an impressive season at Sunderland and that form earnt him a first cap for England against France in November, but his form seemed to dip after a poor showing in that game. But that hasn’t put Liverpool off.

According to some reports Liverpool have already tabled an offer for the midfielder and are waiting for a response from Sunderland, but as yet neither club has released any information.

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce will not let Henderson go without a fight and have apparently put a £20 million price tag on the young midfielder’s head.