“When the manager told me I could go to Fulham it was a bit of a shock at first. What he said came as a sort of bolt from the blue.
“I worked really hard to come to a club like Liverpool and I didn’t want to leave in a hurry. I want to stay at Liverpool for as long as I can.”
Speaking ahead of the Reds’ trip to face Anzhi Makhachkala in November 2012, Jordan Henderson is still waiting for his first Premier League start under Brendan Rodgers.
He’s made only four substitute appearances in the league, but has been a virtual ever-present in the Europa League. Barely two months earlier he was on the verge of being farmed out to Fulham, a pawn in the club’s efforts to sign Clint Dempsey.