Message from Harvey Elliott after deal signed as LeBron James breaks Liverpool’s silence
Here is your morning summary for Sunday July 9th.
LeBron James breaks Liverpool silence by praising Jordan Henderson
LeBron James detailed the reasoning behind his 2% stake in Liverpool and explained his joy for Jordan Henderson after the 31-year-old scored his first England goal in their 4-0 win over Ukraine at the Euro 2020.
His role with the Reds was first sparked by the purchase of the club by the FSG in 2010, but the LA Lakers star became a minor partner of Fenway Sports Group, the club’s owners, in March after investing in the group.
James was a shareholder in the club after buying his stake in the Reds for £ 4.7million in 2011, which would now be worth $ 43.6million (£ 31.5million) in 2019, ahead of their first triumph high level in 30 years.
His love for Liverpool is no secret after visiting the club for the first time in 2011 and watching Liverpool draw 1-1 with Manchester United.
Henderson scored his first goal in his 62nd selection for the Three Lions, completing the scoring with a delicious header in the quarterfinal victory over Andriy Shevchenko’s side.
Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott signs new long-term contract
Liverpool have confirmed Harvey Elliott has signed a new long-term contract with the club.
The 18-year-old signed a five-year contract after impressing on loan with the Blackburn Rovers last season, where he scored seven goals and collected 11 assists.
Elliott will join Liverpool’s first team for their pre-season tour of Austria, where he hopes to impress Jurgen Klopp and gain minutes at the start of the Premier League season.
After signing his new contract, Elliott said: “He will still be there over the years that I am here. I hope it will be long.
“There will always be these butterflies every time you put on the jersey, every time you go out to train and play, every time you get involved with the club, there will always be that feeling.”