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Liverpool could receive huge windfall from Jordan Henderson transfer as contract clause emerges

Liverpool could receive huge windfall from Jordan Henderson transfer as contract clause emerges

Liverpool could stand to gain from a deal.

Liverpool could stand to earn millions if Jordan Henderson completes a transfer away from the Saudi Pro League in January.

Henderson joined Al Ettifaq, who are managed by Reds legend Steven Gerrard, in the summer, bringing an end to his 12-year spell at Anfield.

Initial reports claimed the England captain was set to earn £700,000 a week in Saudi Arabia, but the player himself later confirmed that he was, in fact, earning a far lower amount.

Henderson has been a key player for Gerrard's side, providing four assists in 17 appearances and managing to keep hold of his place in the England squad.

But it has been far from the perfect first half of the season for Al Ettifaq, who haven't won a game since October and saw assistant manager Ian Foster leave to become head coach of Championship side Plymouth earlier this week.

Now, according to the Daily Mail, Henderson is 'desperate' to make a return to the Premier League, with his struggles in adapting to the country cited as a key reason behind his desire to move on.

It is claimed that Henderson would consider taking a major pay cut to return to the Premier League, although a transfer would also hand him a significant income tax bill as the tax-free part of his contract only applies if the 33-year-old remains in the country for two years.

But while a move would have a major financial impact on Henderson, it would have a positive impact on former club Liverpool.

That's according to journalist Ben Jacobs, who took to his X (Twitter) account to reveal that the Reds have a 'quite healthy' sell-on clause in the event of their former captain sealing a move away from Al Ettifaq.

Jacobs did caution, though, that the Saudi Pro League club will not sell one of their key assets unless they receive a sizable offer.

He continued: "Ettifaq haven't received any proposals to date, and will only entertain a loan or sale for what is being termed by sources as an 'incredible offer'.

"Club's starting point, regardless of Henderson wishing to explore an exit, is he is not for sale this window, and they have not to date been directly informed the England midfielder wants to leave."

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Topics: Jordan Henderson, Liverpool, Premier League, Steven Gerrard, Saudi Pro League, Transfers