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Liverpool agree £12m fee in principle for Jordan Henderson to join Al-Ettifaq on £700,000-a-week deal

Jordan Henderson is set to leave Liverpool's German training camp to decide whether to move to Saudi Arabia after Al-Ettifaq agreed a £12million deal.

Liverpool’s captain was left out of his side’s 4-2 win in Karlsruhe last night after Al-Ettifaq came back to the table with an offer the Anfield club were happy to accept. Henderson had held discussions with manager Jurgen Klopp earlier in the afternoon and the decision was mutually agreed.

Al-Ettifaq, who do not have financial backing from the Public Investment Fund unlike Saudi’s four top clubs, were initially reluctant to come up with a transfer fee but after things stalled over the weekend they returned with a structure and timing of payments that met with Liverpool’s approval.

This is a huge development, as it is clear Liverpool are planning for life without a man who has been at Anfield for 12 years, skippered the team for eight years and lifted seven major trophies; Klopp is aware of the level of interest in the story but felt unable to speak at length.

Klopp said: ‘As long as things are not really finally decided, we don’t have to talk about it. There will be a moment where we probably have to talk about it, but it’s not now, MailOnline reports.

‘I don’t know that anything is decided, which means nothing to say in the moment. In the end, all of these decisions are made by me. And because I respect the players a lot, it’s usually [with their] consent. It was in this case, and it is all fine.’

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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