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Jordan Henderson hoping to keep his place in the England squad despite move to Saudi Arabia

Jordan Henderson wants to keep his place in the England national team even after moving to Saudi Arabia to join Al-Ettifaq, per the Telegraph

Henderson wants a place in the squad as the 2024 European Championship looms and has held discussions with England boss Gareth Southgate.

Southgate offered Henderson no assurance that he would be part of the squad but didn’t tell him he would not be called up either.

Henderson played a key role in England’s 2022 World Cup squad and was a massive dressing-room influence as the Three Lions reached the quarter-finals. 

The Sunderland-born midfielder has been a mainstay in England squads for internationals after the World Cup, starting three of their last four games.

Henderson has earned 77 caps for England, notching three goals. He wants to add to that tally despite his move to the Gulf nation.

The 33-year-old has confirmed his departure from the Merseyside club and has travelled to Croatia to join the Al-Ettifaq squad. 

Al-Ettifaq paid £12 million for the midfielder, and he has signed a three-year contract on astronomical wages.

He won every trophy available while captaining Liverpool to glory and will go down as a memorable player in the club’s history.

Liverpool will have to move on quickly and search the market for replacements. Fabinho will also leave the Reds for the Middle East, so they need more signings.

Liverpool are pushing forward with a deal for Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia and may need to go into the market for another addition.

They have already signed Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai this summer, but manager Jurgen Klopp wants more midfielders through the door.

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