Jordan Henderson will make a decision over a move to Al-Ettifaq in the next 48 hours

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will reportedly decide if he wants to join Saudi Arabia club Al-Ettifaq in the next two days.

The Englishman is wanted by the Saudi Arabian side, who are currently managed by former Liverpool midfielder and legend Steven Gerrard.

The former Liverpool captain was appointed Al-Ettifaq boss last week and has made Henderson, who was his teammate at Anfield, one of his priority signings this summer.

According to several reports, the 33-year-old was said to be reluctant to leave Liverpool at this stage of his career and was worried about his England place with the Euro ’24 finals coming up at the end of the season. It is also understood that the player’s family also had reservations about relocating to the Middle East.

However, like Gerrard, Henderson has had second thoughts about moving to Saudi and is now giving serious consideration to Al-Ettifaq’s offer.

According to Sportsmail, the Saudi-based club have proposed a two-year contract with the option of an additional year based on performance. The offer is highly tempting to the 33-year-old and would greatly increase his current £200,000-a-week deal at Liverpool.

Henderson is expected to make a final decision on Thursday or Friday, with Al-Ettifaq ready to make a formal approach to Liverpool before the weekend. 

The Anfield outfit have already released James Milner, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Roberto Firmimo, who joined Saudi side Al-Hilal this summer.

Should Henderson leave, Liverpool will likely reinvest the money from his sale in signing Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia.

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