The Jordan Henderson transfer to Al-Ettifaq in Saudi Arabia is edging ever close after Liverpool accepted a £12m bid for the England midfielder. Henderson, who will earn up to £700,000 per week at Al-Ettifaq, leaves behind a great legacy at Liverpool having joined the club in 2011 from Sunderland.
Despite struggling at Anfield during his first couple of seasons at the club, Henderson came into his own and was named the club's new captain when Steven Gerrard hung up his boots in 2016. Now, Henderson will reunite with Gerrard once against at Al-Ettifaq but this time as manager and player.
With Henderson set to sign on the dotted line in Saudi Arabia in the coming days, let's take a look back at his best moments in the famous red shirt.
Jordan Henderson's best Liverpool moments
Screamer against Manchester City
After signing for Liverpool in 2011, Henderson struggled to make a name for himself in the Liverpool midfield despite signing for the club for £20m. He was brought into the club by Kenny Dalglish but his replacement, Brendan Rodgers, was reportedly keen on moving Henderson on during his first season at the club.
After refusing a move to Fulham, Henderson made it his mission to become a key player for Liverpool. By 2015, Henderson was exactly that and he capped off this new level of confidence with a screamer against Manchester City at Anfield in March 2015.
Although the season was a largely forgettable one for the club, this strike from Henderson was a sign that he was ready to take on more responsibility at Liverpool and may well have secured him the captaincy with Gerrad on the way to retirement.
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) April 1, 2023
Winning the Champions League
After being appointed as club captain under Jurgen Klopp, Henderson became the embodiment of what Klopp's Liverpool would become. Full of running, tenacious, and most important of all – relentless. In midfield, Henderson was the first name on the team sheet and drove the club to places they hadn't been in decades.
After losing to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in 2018, Liverpool bounced back the following year by reaching the final once again. This time, they overcame Tottenham in the final with Henderson performing excellently in midfield. He lifted the famous trophy as captain and cemented his name as a Liverpool legend.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 5, 2019
Winning the Premier League
While winning the Champions League was obviously a phenomenal achievement, what happened the following year was the holy grail for Liverpool Football Club and its supporters. The club, which was once clear of everyone else in terms of English league titles, had gone 30 years without a league triumph and it felt as if they were destined to never win it again.
However, in 2019/20, Henderson and the rest of the Liverpool squad blew the rest of the Premier League away as they won the league at a canter. Although they couldn't celebrate the triumph with their fans due to the Covid pandemic, the image of Henderson lifting the Premier League aloft will forever be remembered by Liverpool fans all across the world.
Jordan Henderson has become the first Liverpool captain in history to lift 6️⃣ different trophies:
🏆 Premier League
🏆 Champions League
🏆 Super Cup
🏆 FIFA Club World Cup
🏆 League Cup
🏆 FA Cup
— TEAMtalk (@TEAMtalk) May 14, 2022