During the off-season, Liverpool’s workforce turned somewhat upside down, notably with the departure of several executives. Mohamed Salah was also close to packing his bags.
In the span of two seasons, the Reds have started a new cycle, going from being the dominant team to ruling the Premier League and Europe in 2019 and 2020. Players such as Sadio Mane, James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho or even Bobby Firmino left Mersey mainly to join Saudi Arabia, except for James Milner who signed for Brighton.
inquired by our partners athleticFormer captain Jordan Henderson has reconsidered his choice to join Al-Ettifaq, where former Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is now coach. During this interview, the English international admitted that he made his decision after speaking to Jurgen Klopp.
“I Feel Like My Values Have Changed”
Between the lines, we understand that the Sunderland native would have loved to continue the adventure with the Reds: “I have a great relationship with Jurgen KloppRecognizes the 33-year-old player. He was very honest with me. I won’t go into the details of the conversation because it’s private, but I knew I wasn’t going to play that much. I knew that new players are going to come in my place. Al-Ettifaq then contacted the club to see if I could go. The club’s response was not one of disapproval. At that moment, I felt that my value with the manager and within the club had changed. I knew that time would come sooner or later. I didn’t think that this would happen now. And I had to accept it.,
The defensive midfielder wore the Liverpool colors for twelve seasons between 2011 and 2023 and played in no less than 490 games, making him one of the club’s most capped players. With the Reds, Jordan Henderson won everything.