Midfielder Jordan Henderson bid farewell to Liverpool supporters in a video shared on social media on Wednesday, officially announcing his departure from the club after 12 years.
It is reported that he will be joining Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ettifaq in the Saudi Pro League, with the club allegedly paying a transfer fee of around 13 million pounds. Henderson, who previously served as captain for Liverpool, will now embark on a new chapter in his career.
“It’s hard to put these last 12 years into words and it’s even harder to say goodbye,” Henderson wrote on his Instagram account.
“Thank you for everything. You’ll never walk alone.”
Henderson joined Anfield from Sunderland in 2011 and has since played 492 games for the team, scoring 33 goals and providing 61 assists across all competitions. The English player played a crucial role in helping Jurgen Klopp’s side secure their first Premier League title in 30 years in 2020.
He also led Liverpool to victory in the FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and Club World Cup. Henderson will now be joining Al-Ettifaq, where he will be reunited with his former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard, who recently signed a three-year coaching contract with the club.