It’s been a pretty significant news day for Liverpool Football Club as their now former Captain Jordan Henderson has officially completed his move to Al-Ettifaq. Transfer negotiations for Southampton star Romeo Lavia are also intensifying.
We start with Henderson who completed his move to the Saudi Pro League to play for Steven Gerrard. He will be making upwards of £700,000 per week.
That is a mouthwatering amount of money and Henderson has joined an ever growing list of players from top clubs to be tempted and make the controversial move abroad.
Liverpool will receive £12 million for the 33 year-old who has signed a three year contract with his new squad.
Henderson sent a farewell message to the club saying;
“It’s hard to put these last 12 years into words and it’s even harder to say goodbye, I will always be a Red. Until the day I die.”
Henderson won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Community Shield and the UEFA Super Cup in his time as Captain.
Shifting to a possible arrival, Liverpool remain locked in intense negotiations with Southampton over a possible deal for the 19 year-old Belgian, Lavia.
The two sides were in contact today per Fabrizio Romano with the Reds offer expected to be around £42.5 million plus an additional £2.5 million in add ons. The Saints are still holding out for a total package that comes closer to £50 million.
It’s becoming clear that a deal is slowly inching closer, as this is the 2nd bid from Liverpool for the player that Jurgen Klopp has deemed a top priority to bring in.
With the clubs engaging in open talks, there is some momentum for a deal to be done sooner than later.
Lastly, some injury news to roundup, Thiago and Stefan Bajcetic will not be flying to Singapore with their teammates as they are rehabbing injuries.
Bajcetic is continuing to rehab his abductor injury that ended his season prematurely. The club are being expectedly cautious with their potential star boy.
As for Thiago, he is on the mend from a hip operation that has been niggling for awhile. The Spaniard being on the injury table has become a far too often theme in his time with Liverpool. However, both players are progressing well and there does not seem to be major concern from the club.