Jordan Henderson Break silence On Liverpool Exit: Jordan Henderson, a former captain of Liverpool, has disclosed his reasons for leaving Anfield this summer. He says that under Jurgen Klopp, his ‘worth had moved’ and he wasn’t promised consistent minutes. However, he insists that joining Al-Ettifaq was not about the money.
The England midfielder, who is reputedly paid an eye-watering £700,000 per week, has drawn a lot of criticism for moving to the Middle East. He signed a contract this summer with the Saudi Arabian team, which is led by Reds icon Steven Gerrard. EnoughInfo.com
Jordan Henderson Break silence On Liverpool Exit
The 33-year-old, however, has denied rumours concerning his compensation deal and clarified his situation at Liverpool, which compelled him to seek a new challenge. He stated that it was crucial that he play frequently before Euro 2024.
‘There were a few things that sent alarm bells ringing,’ he told the Athletic. ‘I’ve got a very good relationship with Jurgen. He was very honest with me.
‘I won’t go into detail about the conversation because it’s private, but it put me in a position where I knew that I wasn’t going to be playing as much. I knew there were going to be new players coming in my position.
‘And if I’m not playing, as anybody will know, especially the manager, that can be quite difficult for me and especially when I’ve been at a club for so long, I’ve captained the team for so long. Especially when England’s a big thing for me.
‘At that moment I felt as though my value or the want for me to stay, with the manager and within the club, maybe it had shifted. I knew that time would come at some point. I didn’t think it would be now. And I had to accept that.’
Henderson left Liverpool following a 12-year period that included eight titles as captain. Although, some may suggest he left for Saudi Arabia wealth. His pay is one of the highest among those who have rushed to the country’s top division this summer.
Henderson denied earning £700,000 a week at Al-Ettifaq and denied joining for monetary incentives.