Jordan Henderson recently broke his silence after leaving Liverpool for Saudi Arabia, explaining his move in an interview with The Athletic. Contrary to popular belief, Henderson asserted that his decision was not financially driven. Instead, it stemmed from his diminishing role and feeling unwanted at Anfield.
The England international expressed his deep connection with Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp but revealed that the prospect of reduced playing time prompted his departure. Henderson acknowledged that his long-standing association with the club had changed, leaving him no choice but to accept it.
He emphasized that his main objective was to find happiness in the later stages of his career by playing regularly and maintaining his place in the English national team. Henderson dispelled rumors of exorbitant wages, stating that money was not his primary motivation, though the financial aspects were important to him. He clarified that the reported figures were inaccurate and that his decision was based on various factors, not just monetary ones.
Moreover, Henderson faced criticism from the LGBTQ+ community, given his previous role as an ambassador. He issued an apology to address the concerns and backlash arising from his move.