Jordan Henderson’s latest match had fewer than 1,000 fans in attendance

From one of the best atmospheres in world football to attendances in the three-digit mark, the summer brought a wild step down for Henderson.

His recent interview with The Athletic, in which he attempted to explain his decision to join Saudi Pro League side Al-Ettifaq and insisted it wasnt for the money, was universally criticised.

I wanted something that would excite me, was his reason for joining Steven Gerrards new club in the Middle East.

But despite the revamp of the Saudi top flight, including major investment from the royal familys Public Investment Fund, the interest is seemingly not there yet.

In fact, Hendersons most recent game for Al-Ettifaq a 3-1 win away to Abha saw an official attendance of just 976 spectators, according to ESPN.

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