Liverpool skipper and England international Jordan Henderson (33) is attracting interest from Saudi Arabia outfit Al-Ettifaq, according to a report from L’Equipe. The French publication understand that the Saudi Pro League outfit, who are coached by Reds legend Steven Gerrard, hope to convince the 33-year-old midfielder to leave the Reds.
Henderson is the long-serving captain of Liverpool, the club he joined in 2011. He is tied to the Jürgen Klopp-led side on a contract set to expire in 2025. Henderson may be the latest high-profile experienced Premier League player to take the leap to Saudi Arabia, after Chelsea’s N’Golo Kanté or Wolverhampton’s Ruben Neves. L’Equipe add that Henderson has not yet responded to Al-Ettifaq’s offer
Henderson is set to see his playing time decline amid the midfield revamp overseen by Klopp. This summer, Liverpool have signed Argentine 2022 World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister (24) from Brighton and Hungarian international Dominik Szoboszlai (22) from RB Leipzig for a combined €110m. However, with a spot in England’s squad for the Euro 2024 on the line, Henderson may not see it fit to leave Liverpool right now.
GFFN | Bastien Cheval