Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson will not be in the Reds squad tonight for their pre-season friendly against German side Karlsruher amid speculation he is set to leave the club.
Henderson, 33, has been offered an extraordinary deal worth more than $900,000 per week to move to Saudi Arabia Pro League side Al Ettifaq who are now managed by former Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.
Jordan Henderson close to Liverpool exit door
The former Sunderland player has traveled to Germany to train with the squad but could well have already played his last game for the club.
As reported by Fabrizio Romano, talks between the two clubs continue with Liverpool chiefs unwilling to risk the England international picking up an unnecessary injury at this stage of the deal.
Excl: Jordan Henderson will NOT be in Liverpool squad for their 1st pre season friendly this evening against Karlsruher SC. 🚨🔴
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 19, 2023
Liverpool have identified Cheick Doucoure as a potential midfield replacement this summer if Henderson and defensive midfielder Fabinho exit Anfield this summer with the Reds undergoing much-needed surgery in the middle of the park this summer.