A lot of Liverpool fans have been reacting to the pretty shocking news that they almost lost Jordan Henderson when Manchester City came calling for the midfielder back in 2015. The club were quick to tie up a deal for him at the time as they couldn’t face losing Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling and Hendo all in one window, according to The Daily Mail.
Interesting claims, these
Shows how highly Henderson is actually rated inside football https://t.co/GdW9wfViO4
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 6 September 2018
Jurgen Klopp recently moved to offer his captain a new five-year contract and it begs the question over whether City would have been sniffing around Henderson again. It’s no secret that Pep Guardiola is looking for a Fernandinho replacement given the Brazilian’s age and after missing out on Jorginho it wouldn’t be ludicrous to see Guardiola move for the 28-year-old who’s in the prime of his career.
It looks like Klopp admires Henderson too much to see him leave, though, and whilst the fans have mixed feelings when it comes to the ex-Sunderland man, if their manager has faith in him then they have no choice but to have faith as well. The Reds will be looking at winning the Premier League this season and taking it away from Manchester and if Henderson can help his side do that then you can argue he made the right decision by staying at Anfield.
You can read The Kopites’ verdict on City’s interest in Henderson here:
Just checked…it's definitely not April 1st
— Tricky Nicky (@GuzzleMyGristle) September 6, 2018
Who Bristol city ?
— john (@GreeeeNGRassss) September 6, 2018
Highly doubt this.
'Sorry Kevin and Fernandinho, Hendo's just arrived so one of you two will be on the bench'
— Naeem Seedat (@NaeemSeedat) September 6, 2018
!!! Don’t even get us started !! City were interested .. Geezh !! No one would be interested in buying that guy . Maybe one of th lower sides definitely not city . Stop this nonsense rumor
— Sola Nate (@Sollynatey) 6 September 2018
Rubbish! He should have gone.
— Obieze Agoruah (@obie2cute) September 6, 2018
LOL keep kidding yourself.
— Pogs (@pogventure) 6 September 2018
To boost homegrown quota
— Big Dejan (@TehWhiteCotton) September 6, 2018
The fans are in disbelief with this rumour and some would have loved to have cashed in on Henderson with Manchester City buying.