Liverpool club captain Jordan Henderson has decided to stay at Anfield for the upcoming season amid interest from the Saudi Arabian Pro League.
The 33-year-old had shown an interest in joining up with former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard at his new side Al Ettifaq but according to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs, the former Sunderland man has today decided to stay.
Exclusive: Jordan Henderson will NOT join Steven Gerrard at Al-Ettifaq.
Understand Henderson is focused on Liverpool despite the interest and feels staying at Anfield is also best for his Euro 2024 chances.🔴 pic.twitter.com/V9gzERizrB
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) July 12, 2023
Club captain Jordan Henderson set for Anfield stay
Henderson is under contract with the Reds until 2025 and was widely expected to see the rest of his contract out at Anfield. Despite this, former Liverpool legend Gerrard offered the England international a lucrative contract to try to pry him away from his old club.
Henderson, who has been at Liverpool since 2011, will now focus on the Reds for the upcoming season despite the interest and believes that staying at the top table of English football will give him the best chance of playing a major role in Gareth Southgate’s England side at next summer’s European Championships.