Despite his move to Al-Ettifaq not yet being confirmed, Jordan Henderson has already been seen training with his new teammates.
Official news of Henderson’s Anfield departure after 12 years at the club appears to be just around the corner, but it appears that the midfielder is already getting himself settled in with his new employers.
The 33-year-old agreed terms to join the Saudi Pro League side almost a fortnight ago, but the move is yet to have been announced by any of the parties involved despite Henderson not being involved in either of Liverpool’s two pre-season fixtures so far.
Although the transfer is yet to be officially communicated, the England international has been spotted in a now-deleted video of a training session with his new colleagues as he gets set for a new chapter in the Middle East.
Fabrizio Romano reported earlier on Wednesday that Henderson is in Croatia where Al-Ettifaq are currently based for their pre-season camp to complete his £12 million switch to Steven Gerrard’s side.
As you’d expect, fans have had plenty to say about Henderson making a start to his Al-Ettifaq career before he or either club had shared news of the transfer.
Training with his new team but we can’t announce it until he’s edited his goodbye video https://t.co/UAoA0fS6Dt
— John Gibbons (@johngibbonsblog) July 26, 2023
jordan horrenderson you have made an enemy of me, son https://t.co/Kf87OZyzPy
— sister laura (@lauraw97_) July 26, 2023
They must be cooking up an Oppenheimer level farewell movie cos I've never seen a player train with their new club before the move being announced https://t.co/nPDxqzYFbk
— R8 ?? (@Nabyllionaire) July 26, 2023
The training video has now been deleted, which says it all.
— Jack Lusby (@LusbyJack) July 26, 2023