A report from L’Equipe claims that Al-Ettifaq of Saudi Arabia is interested in Liverpool captain and England international Jordan Henderson (33). The Saudi Pro League team, managed by Reds icon Steven Gerrard, reportedly hopes to persuade the 33-year-old midfielder to leave the Reds, according to the French daily.
Henderson joined Liverpool in 2011 and has served as the team’s captain ever since. He is under contract to the Jürgen Klopp-led team till 2025. After Chelsea’s N’Golo Kanté or Wolverhampton’s Ruben Neves, Henderson may be the most well-known veteran Premier League player to move to Saudi Arabia. Henderson has yet to answer to Al-Ettifaq’s offer, according to L’Equipe.
Henderson’s playing time will likely decrease as a result of Klopp’s revamping of the midfield. Argentine 2022 World Cup champion Alexis Mac Allister (24) and Hungarian international Dominik Szoboszlai (22) were both acquired by Liverpool this summer for a total of €110 million from Brighton and RB Leipzig, respectively. Henderson might not feel it appropriate to leave Liverpool at this time, though, given that a spot in England’s squad for the Euro 2024 is on the line.