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Liverpool £20M signing Henderson: Over the moon, overjoyed to be here

New Liverpool signing Jordan Henderson is thrilled with his move from Sunderland.

Henderson has put pen to paper on what the Merseyside club have described as a "long-term deal", having agreed personal terms and visited the Reds' Melwood training complex before undergoing a medical.

The highly-rated 20-year-old has moved for an undisclosed fee, with reports suggesting it could be up to £20million.

Henderson told the club's official website: "I'm over the moon, overjoyed to be here and I'm really looking forward to it.

"I was flattered to know Liverpool were interested in me and, once I knew, it was a massive decision for me to make but also a massive opportunity.

"Obviously it's hard to leave your local club. I'm a Sunderland lad, I've supported them all my life.

"But I'm really looking forward to the future now and obviously this is a massive opportunity for me. I'm really excited by it."

In total he has made 79 appearances for the Wearsiders, scoring five goals, and he also spent a spell on loan at Coventry in the 2008-09 season.

He said: "My family are all Sunderland fans as well, and it's pretty tough because I've had some great years there.

"I've been there since I was seven and I'll definitely miss it but, like I say, I'm looking forward to playing for Liverpool now."

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