About Jordan Henderson
Jordan Henderson was born on 17 June 1990 in Sunderland, England. He plays as a midfielder for the England national team and Liverpool. Henderson was made Liverpool captain on 10 July 2015, following Steven Gerrard’s departure to LA Galaxy.
Henderson began his youth career at Sunderland and signed his first professional contract with the club on 1 July 2008. He made his Premier League debut on 1 November 2008, in a 5-0 Loss to Chelsea.
Henderson joined Coventry City on a month-long loan in January 2009, but the deal was extended until the end of the season. He made 13 appearances for the club before fracturing his metatarsal and returning to Sunderland.
In the following two seasons, Henderson made over 70 appearances for Sunderland and was named the club’s Young Player of the Year in both the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons.
Henderson signed for Liverpool on 9 June 2011 for a fee reported fee of £16 million. He made his debut for the club on 13 August 2011 in a 1-1 draw against his former club Sunderland. Henderson won his first trophy with the club when Liverpool won the 2011-12 League Cup. He capped off his first seasons with the club by being awarded Liverpool’s Young Player of the Year.
Henderson made his England debut in November 2010 in a friendly match against France, partnering Steven Gerrard in central midfield. In 2012, he was named England’s U21 Player of the Year. Henderson was called up to England’s Euro 2012 squad, following an injury to Frank Lampard. He was also selected in England’s squad for the 2014 World Cup, starting their opening two group matches. Henderson won his 20th international cap in 2015.