Former Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has defended his decision to leave Anfield this summer after spending 12 years at the club.
In an exclusive interview with The Athletic, which includes a full transcript of the meeting, Henderson stated that he no longer felt wanted by Liverpool and told reporters Adam Crafton and David Ornstein that his move to Saudi Pro League side Al Ettifaq was not motivated by money.
Jordan Henderson reveals all in exclusive interview
Henderson, 33, said of his final months on Merseyside, “There were a few things that sent alarm bells ringing…. Now, that’s not to say that they forced me out of the club or they were saying they wanted me to leave but at no point did I feel wanted by the club or anyone to stay.”
Responding to allegations that he had moved to the Saudi Pro League to take a 400% salary increase, worth approximately an astonishing $880,000 a week, the England international added, “No. I wish it was (laughs). People can believe me or not, but in my life and my career, money has never been a motivation. Ever.”