After parting with over £50 million to sign Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez during the January transfer window, Liverpool were always going to spend more money on players in the summer as they bid to become a major force in the Premier League.
Although the signature of Phil Jones has slipped through the club’s fingers, Jordan Henderson will be making his way to Anfield imminently, with Sunderland accepting Liverpool’s £20 million bid for a player who will be featuring for England in the Under-21 Championships this summer.
David Ngog will head to the Stadium of Light as part of the deal, with a Liverpool statement reading: “Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson. The 20-year-old will today discuss personal terms and undergo a medical on Merseyside after a fee was agreed between the two clubs.”
Jordan Henderson earned a senior England cap against France last November and has been a star performer for Sunderland over the past twelve months, despite the club’s poor final few months of the season.
It means there will be serious competition for places next term in midfield, with Steven Gerrard, Jay Spearing, Lucas Leiva and Raul Meireles also fighting for a spot in the first team.