Liverpool legend Jordan Henderson ‘weighing up’ move to Steven Gerrard’s Saudi side

Lfc Rumour (Mark Baldwin)
Jordan Henderson has begun pre-season training with Liverpool (Photo: Getty) Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is seriously considering moving to the Saudi Pro League, according to reports. Last week, reports emerged claiming that Al-Ettifaq, managed by Reds legend Steven Gerrard, were planning on making an ambitious move for Henderson. Now, The Telegraph say that the 33-year-old is ‘weighing up’ whether to stay at Anfield where he has played sine 2011, or accept a lucrative offer to join his former teammate in the Middle East. A number of Premier League stars have already joined various Saudi Arabian sides this summer, including former Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino, while Thiago Alcantara is also tipped to transfer there. Though Henderson still has two years left on his contract, the temptation to leave stems from Jurgen Klopp’s expansive overhaul of his midfield which is set to look very different next season. James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have all left, while Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai have arrived, with Romeo Lavia still closely linked despite his high £50million price tag. Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has taken charge of Al-Ettifaq (Photo: Ettifaq Club Twitter) Should the Southampton star sign, Henderson’s game time is likely to massively decrease, especially with right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold also playing in the midfield more and more. Klopp is said to be keen on retaining Henderson due to his experience and leadership skills, especially in the light of Milner’s departure to Brighton. More: Trending Arsenal begin talks to sign £8.5m Gremio midfielder Lyon respond to Chelsea approach for Rayan Cherki Louis Saha names surprise 'dark horses' in the Premier League next season The decision looks ultimately to be down to the skipper himself who also has his international career to think about as he is expected to play a key role in the England squad at next summer’s Euros. To date, Henderson has made 492 appearances for Liverpool and was chosen to succeed Gerrard as captain in 2015, leading his side to Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and Club World Cup glory. Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke names the club ‘talented’ Harry Maguire should join this summer Trent Alexander-Arnold reveals what Liverpool must do to compete with Man City For more stories like this, check our sport page. Follow Metro Sport for the latest news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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