Jordan Henderson was a notable absentee as Liverpool beat Karlsruher 4-2 in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday as the England midfielder closes in on a move to Saudi Arabian team Al-Ettifaq.
Jordan Henderson was a notable absentee as Liverpool beat Karlsruher 4- 2 in apre-season friendly on Wednesday as the England midfielder closes in on a move to Saudi Arabian platoon Al- Ettifaq.
Liverpool has reportedly agreed in principle a deal worth 12 million pounds ($15.5 million) for its Premier League and titleholders League- winning captain.
The move would see Henderson link over with Liverpool great Steven Gerrard, who has just been hired as director of the Saudi Pro League platoon.
The implicit signing of the 33- time-old Henderson is farther substantiation of the growing lure of Saudi football as the oil painting-rich area targets leading players from Europe’s top leagues.
Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante are among the star names to have headed there during the offseason, with Riyad Mahrez also anticipated to move to Al- Ahli after Manchester City reportedly agreed deal worth up to 30 million pounds($38.7 million) for its winger.
Henderson’s former Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino has joined Al- Ahli, while another Anfield player Fabinho has also been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia.
Henderson won every major club honor during his time at the Merseyside club, including the titleholders League in 2019 and the Premier League title a time latterly.
That title success ended Liverpool’s 30- time stay to be culminated titleholders of England again.
He still has two times to run on his current contract, but could have seen his first platoon openings impacted by director Jurgen Klopp’s midfield overhaul this offseason.
Klopp’s midfield revamp comes after the club endured a disappointing crusade last season, which saw it miss out on the titleholders League for the first time in seven times and fail to win a jewel.
James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain have all left, while Fabio Carvalho has joined Leipzig on a season-long loan.
Thiago Alcantara’s future is also uncertain, with the stager Spain transnational also linked with a move down — potentially to Saudi Arabia. Know More Football News…