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Report: Liverpool captain Henderson agrees to join Al-Ettifaq


Jordan Henderson is reuniting with Steven Gerrard.

The Liverpool captain is set to join Gerrard's Al-Ettifaq after verbally accepting a lucrative offer to play in the Saudi Pro League, according to transfer insider Fabrizio Romano.

Henderson's transfer now hinges on Liverpool and Al-Ettifaq agreeing on a fee. Romano adds the Reds are expected to demand around £10 million, but Sky Sports' Melissa Reddy reports the price may be roughly double that amount.

Henderson reportedly made his decision after being given the green light from manager Jurgen Klopp during a discussion over the 33-year-old's future.

The deal would more than double the England international's current £200,000-per-week wages at Liverpool, according to Andy Hunter of The Guardian.

Henderson joined Liverpool in 2011, playing alongside Gerrard before the club legend's departure in 2015. He captained the Reds to a Champions League triumph in 2019 and was pivotal in their capture of the Premier League title the following year.

Gerrard was named Al-Ettifaq's head coach last week.

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