Jordan Henderson, England midfielder and long-standing Liverpool player has confirmed his move to Al-Ettifaq, a Saudi Pro League club, ending his 12-year tenure at Anfield.
As per reports in British media, the transfer deal is valued at approximately £12 million ($15.55 million), along with additional performance-related payments.
The 33-year-old Henderson, who will reportedly receive a weekly salary of around £700,000, said his goodbyes to Liverpool fans in an emotional social media post. He expressed his difficulty in encapsulating the experiences of the past 12 years and his enduring love for Liverpool, stating,
“I will always be a Red. Until the day I die.”
A notable feature of Henderson’s move to Al-Ettifaq is his reunion with former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard, who took up the position of coach at the Saudi club in July on a three-year contract.
Henderson joined Liverpool in 2011 from Sunderland and was appointed captain after Gerrard’s move to Los Angeles Galaxy in 2015.
His successful stint at Liverpool saw him play almost 500 matches, bagging titles such as the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, two League Cups, the Club World Cup, and UEFA Super Cup.
- England midfielder Jordan Henderson leaves Liverpool to join Saudi club Al-Ettifaq.
- The transfer deal is reportedly valued at about £12 million plus add-ons.
- Henderson will be reunited with former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard, who is currently the coach of Al-Ettifaq.
- During his 12-year tenure at Liverpool, Henderson played nearly 500 matches and won multiple titles.