Jordan Henderson has spoken for the first time about the reasons for his move to the Saudi Pro League after spending 12 years at Anfield.
The midfielder joined Steven Gerrard at Al-Ettifaq in a 12 million deal this summer in a move that was littered with controversy.
Henderson acted as a vocal ally for LGBTQ+ communities during his time at Liverpool and his decision to move to a country in which those groups are outlawed was widely criticised.
Speaking to The Athletic, the 33-year-old claimed he didnt feel wanted by the club and that he would like to say an Anfield goodbye if given the opportunity.
The interview was met with understandable backlash from supporters, with a leading gay rights group accusing him of trying to rebuild his brand following the move.