Liverpool are reportedly one of a number of Premier League clubs who have been offered the chance to re-sign former captain Jordan Henderson.
The 33-year-old enjoyed a legendary 12-year spell at Anfield between 2011 and 2023, overcoming a poor start to become one of the best skippers in the club’s history.
Henderson lifted many trophies at Liverpool, including the Champions League and Premier League, before leaving at the end of last season.
The midfielder’s exit arguably came as a surprise, even though he was well short of his best last term, and he moved to Saudi Pro League side Al-Ettifaq to play under Steven Gerrard.
Henderson’s time there hasn’t panned out the way he would have hoped, however, and with the England international believed to keen on returning to his homeland, HITC claim that Liverpool are among the clubs to have been offered the opportunity to snap him up:
“In terms of where the Englishman may end up, it’s our understanding that the first club who were made aware of his potential availability was former club Liverpool.
“Intermediaries have been hard at work over the weekend attempting to offer their client to some of the Premier League’s top teams. Some of these sides who have been made aware of his availability include Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace, Fulham and West Ham.”
Our thoughts on Henderson returning to Liverpool…
Frankly, it is extremely difficult to see Henderson coming back to Liverpool, with too many things working against a potential deal happening.
For starters, he is now 33 years of age and not the footballer he used to be – he lost much of his previous dynamism last season, playing a big part in the Reds’ struggles – and Jurgen Klopp has built a new midfield in his absence.
He is no longer capable of doing what the German requires from his players in the middle of the park, and it is hard to see how he would force his way back into his plans.
Henderson’s decision to move to Saudi Arabia looks like a big mistake in hindsight, with many critical that it was nothing more than a big payday at the time, but he may have to accept that a lesser team than Liverpool snap him up this month, if anyone.