Digimagaz.com – In a significant move, 33-year-old Jordan Henderson has bid farewell to Liverpool and is set to reunite with former teammate Steven Gerrard at Al Ettifaq. The transfer comes shortly after Gerrard’s appointment as the club’s manager on July 3, following successful stints with Rangers and Aston Villa.
Henderson’s journey with Liverpool began in 2011 when he transferred from Sunderland. Over the years, he not only became a prominent player but also captained the team, leading them to victory in seven major tournaments, including the prestigious Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup.
Speaking about Henderson’s departure, Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp expressed both admiration and sadness, stating that it was a difficult decision for the midfielder. Upon the team’s return to Liverpool, Henderson made a heartfelt gesture by personally bidding farewell to his teammates and coaching staff, a gesture that was deeply appreciated by all.
With an impressive tally of 492 appearances and 33 goals during his 12-year tenure at Liverpool, Henderson has undoubtedly left a significant mark on the club’s history. His departure leaves a void in both the team’s lineup and leadership.
The move to Al Ettifaq marks a new chapter in Henderson’s career, and while his presence will be sorely missed at Liverpool, Klopp acknowledges that such transitions are part of the footballing world.
Henderson’s decision to join the Saudi League makes him the latest high-profile player to venture into this footballing realm. Moreover, sources indicate that other clubs in the country are actively pursuing Liverpool’s Fabinho and Thiago, further hinting at potential transfers in the near future.