Liverpool and Premier League legend Jordan Henderson has sealed a move to Al Etiffaq in Saudi Arabia, MySportDab reports.
The legendary Liverpool midfielder has joined Al Etiffaq on a three-year contract till 2026, leaving Liverpool after over a decade at the club.
Fabrizio Romano confirms Liverpool have bagged £12m transfer fee from Jordan Henderson’s move to Al Etiffaq.
Henderson’s move to the Saudi club raised eyebrows in the English media who claimed the England football legend have done away with his LGBT stand by agreeing to join the Saudi club.
However, it is believed Henderson’s move is motivated by the recent changes effected on the Red’s squad by Jurgen Klopp.
After an underwhelming 2022/23 Premier League campaign, Jurgen Klopp is bent on revamping his ageing midfield with the likes of Henderson obviously set to fall out of favour hence the 33-year-old was ready to jump on a chance to push his career three more years in another league.
Also, Jordan Henderson is reportedly offered a whooping £700,000 weekly wage at Al Etiffaq which is also said to be huge factor in the move.
Steven Gerrard, who was recently appointed as new Al Etiffaq manager, is also another big factor in the move, helping convince Henderson, his former teammate, to join the club.
Jordan Henderson is the second Liverpool player to leave to Saudi Arabia this summer after his former teammate and prolific striker Roberto Firmino completed a move to Al Ahli.
Henderson was one of the oldest serving Liverpool players. He joined the club from Sunderland in 2011 and has made 459 appearances for the club, scoring 39 goals with 78 assists.
He has won the Premier League, Champions League, EFL Cup, FA Cup, Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup with the club.