Liverpool are set to open talks with Jordan Henderson at the end of the season to reward his impressive progress.

The England midfielder has played in all Liverpool’s Barclays Premier League games this season, scoring two goals.

Henderson, who cost £16million from Sunderland in June 2011, will have two years left on his contract at the end of this season but he has become an important figure for Brendan Rodgers.

Everton, meanwhile, failed in an attempt to re-sign midfielder Jack Rodwell on transfer deadline day after Manchester City’s attempt to sign Fernando from Porto foundered.

Rodwell cost City £12m from Everton in August 2012 but his progress has stalled. He has barely played under Manuel Pellegrini and a move back to Goodison would have been in his best interests.

Everton already have Gareth Barry on loan from City - Premier League rules do not allow two players from the same club to join a rival on short-term deals - but they would have struck a deal for Rodwell by signing Barry permanently.