Football: I Made Mistake Moving to Saudi League, it Doesn’t Suit Me — Jordan Henderson Reveals

Former Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has confessed to regretting his decision to join the Saudi Pro League (SPL) ahead of the ongoing campaign, citing a mismatch with his playing style.

Henderson, now a member of Ajax, expressed his dissatisfaction with the SPL, stating it did not align with his footballing preferences.

The midfielder departed Liverpool for a £12 million permanent transfer to SPL club Al-Ettifaq, seeking new opportunities.

However, after a six-month stint in Saudi Arabia, Henderson opted to leave during the winter transfer window, citing difficulties settling in the country despite being coached by Steven Gerrard.

In an interview with Dutch news outlet Het Parool, the 33-year-old highlighted his realization of football’s significance in his life, acknowledging his misstep in choosing the SPL.

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Henderson stated, “I now realize that football runs through my blood. The Saudi league is developing but it doesn’t suit me, I made a mistake going there.

” I am happy here at the Ajax project,” he added.