- Henderson played a key role in leading Liverpool to end their 30-year Premier League title drought.
- An era for Liverpool has come to an end with Henderson’s departure.
- Throughout his 492 appearances for Liverpool, the midfielder registered 33 goals and 57 assists.
After a great twelve years with Liverpool, during which he gained several successes and led the squad to illustrious wins, Jordan Henderson has announced his departure from the club. The 33-year-old midfielder is allegedly close to signing a 12-million-pound contract with Al-Ettifaq of Saudi Arabia.
In a heartfelt Instagram post, Henderson told Liverpool fans that he will always support the team until his final breath. He said, “Just know, I will always be a Red, until the day I die.” Throughout his career, his love and dedication to the team were apparent and this won him admiration and respect from both fans and other players.
Henderson played a key role in helping Liverpool win the Premier League in 2020, the team’s first league title in 30 years. He also won several other significant titles, such as the FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FA Cup, and Champions League.
The midfielder will have a reunion with Steven Gerrard, a former Liverpool colleague who is currently the manager of Al-Ettifaq. The interesting aspect of Henderson’s new journey in the Saudi Pro League promises to be this reunion.
With his astounding 492 appearances, 33 goals, and 57 assists for Liverpool, Henderson’s departure marks the end of an era for the club. His farewell statement was filmed at Anfield, illustrating his love for the team and the incredible connection he had with the fans.
Henderson’s departure to Saudi Arabia appears to be a huge opportunity for the seasoned midfielder to continue his brilliant career in a foreign footballing environment, even though the exact reason for Henderson’s decision weren’t addressed in the video.
While Liverpool is getting ready for their upcoming preseason games in Singapore. This summer, a number of well-known athletes, like Riyad Mahrez, Edouard Mendy, and Roberto Firmino, joined the Saudi Pro League. Henderson’s move continues this trend.