Jordan Henderson: Liverpool captain was in ‘a very dark place’ when club considered selling him to Fulham

Jordan Henderson admits he was in “a very dark place” when Liverpool considered selling him to Fulham just a little greater than a yr after he joined the club.

The Liverpool captain, who went on to lead the facet to their first league title in 30 years final summer season, signed from Sunderland in June 2011 for £20m.

However, 14 months after he made the change, Liverpool contemplated selling him to Fulham in a swap take care of Clint Dempsey.

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Speaking to The Guardian forward of the Reds’ journey to Southampton on Monday, reside on Sky Sports, Henderson admits it was a very onerous time however the expertise made him a stronger particular person in the long term.


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“That was a difficult moment I remember very clearly,” he stated. “We had been making ready for a (Europa League qualifying) sport towards Hearts at Anfield. We met as regular in the resort and I obtained a knock on my door saying the supervisor wished to converse to us. To be honest to Brendan Rodgers, it was actually only a dialog. It was a possibility (to go away for Fulham) I did not need and I did not like. I nonetheless felt I had an terrible lot to give.

“But I was in a very dark place at the moment. It made us lots stronger and lots wiser afterward and, with out that, you by no means know what may have occurred.

Henderson moved to Liverpool from Sunderland shortly earlier than his twenty first birthday

“So I actually cherish them moments since you want setbacks, you want adversity. You get again up, and it makes you stronger since you need to show folks incorrect. Ever since that day I had one thing in me.

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“I needed to prove to the manager I would get in his team eventually. I’d do absolutely everything to be in his team, this football club, and I’d prove them wrong. In the end, I did.”

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