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On this day in 2011: Liverpool sign Jordan Henderson from Sunderland

The England midfielder has made nearly 500 appearances for the club.


Liverpool signed Jordan Henderson from Sunderland on this day in 2011.

The deal for the 20-year-old England midfielder was reported to be worth £16million.

“Obviously it’s hard to leave your local club. I’m a Sunderland lad, I’ve supported them all my life,” Henderson told the Liverpool website.

Liverpool v Manchester City – FA Community Shield – King Power Stadium
Jordan Henderson has made nearly 500 appearances for Liverpool since joining from Sunderland 12 years ago (Joe Giddens/PA)

“Coming to a massive club like Liverpool, there is always going to be competition.

“Hopefully I can keep working hard, keep improving, and get my chance on the pitch.”

Henderson picked up a winners’ medal in his first season at Anfield as Liverpool beat Cardiff in a Wembley penalty shoot-out to win the 2012 League Cup.

Liverpool Depart for the UK
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson pictured with the Champions League trophy after the club won the competition in 2019 (Martin Rickett/PA)

Henderson has gone on to lift seven trophies as Liverpool captain under Jurgen Klopp – the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup and Community Shield.

He was named the 2019-20 Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year as Liverpool ended a 30-year wait to become champions of England.

The 75-times capped Henderson has played 492 games for Liverpool, with only Jamie Carragher and Gerrard making more Premier League appearances for the club.

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