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Liverpool refuse to comment on Henderson rumours

Jordan Henderson Credit: PA Images

Liverpool have refused to comment on reports midfielder Jordan Henderson has agreed a new five-year contract at the club.

The England international was on Monday night reported to have agreed to commit his future to the Anfield outfit in a deal worth £100,000 a week.

The 24-year-old, who joined Liverpool from Sunderland in 2011, is a key member of Brendan Rodgers' side and will take on even greater responsibility when Steven Gerrard leaves the club in the summer. He is currently vice captain to the former England skipper.

The deal would be a major boost for the Reds boss in the wake of their FA Cup semi-final exit, while they also face an uphill battle to qualify for the Champions League.

LFC apologise after tweet appeared to mock Munich air disaster

Tweet from LFC Credit: twitter

Liverpool have apologised for any offence caused by a message posted on their official Twitter account which appeared to mock the Munich air disaster.

The club had asked on Twitter for suggestions of a three-song playlist to go out over the speaker system at Anfield just prior to kick-off in Sunday's Barclays Premier League match there between the Merseysiders and bitter rivals Manchester United.

One response read: "Come fly with me - Frank Sinatra. Always look on the bright side of life - Eric Idle. I like to move it - Reel to Real" - three songs associated with making fun of the 1958 tragedy in Munich which claimed the lives of 23 people, including eight United players.

Liverpool replied with: "Have you been sneaking a look at the dressing room iPod?"

An apology was subsequently issued, with a club spokesperson saying: "Liverpool Football Club responded quickly to correct the error of judgement that was made last night on its official Twitter account in responding to a distasteful and inappropriate Tweet.

"The club took decisive action and the comment was deleted swiftly.

"We apologise, unreservedly, for any offence that was caused by this mistake."

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Liverpool's Downing to consider Middlesbrough return

Liverpool winger Stewart Downing Credit: PA wire

Liverpool winger Stewart Downing would consider a return to first club Middlesbrough to play a part in their promotion push.

It's understood Downing, who has had few first-team opportunities under Brendan Rodgers, would not be averse to a loan move back to the Riverside Stadium.

Liverpool seem likely to attempt to offload the 28-year-old, who joined the Reds in a £20million switch from Aston Villa in July last year, in January with Rodgers keen to address his lack of strike-power.