Henderson has linked up with Liverpool legend Gerrard, who is head coach of Al Ettifaq, at the Saudi Pro League club’s training camp in Croatia. Liverpool are set to receive a £12million transfer fee.
Henderson, 33, said on social media: ‘I am not sure I have any words to sum up how I am feeling right now. I am in the dressing room for the last time so as you can imagine it’s very emotional,’ he says.
‘But I need to somehow explain what these last 12 years have felt for me and my family. I can still remember that June night back in 2011 clearly, being dead excited but then becoming even more nervous when the move from Sunderland became a reality.
‘It was hard leaving there, I have to be honest. My home town, my club, but when Liverpool come knocking – you don’t say no.