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Henderson had meetings with United and Arsenal before Liverpool transfer

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Jordan Henderson could have ended up at Arsenal or Manchester United before making his move to Liverpool.

Liverpool are flying high this season and a big part of that hinges on the presence of Jordan Henderson in their ranks.

The England international has gone on to be a key figure in the Liverpool lineup in recent years.

His leadership skills have also been noticed as he went on to be appointed as the Liverpool captain.

This season, Henderson is doing well and is even among the top contenders for the PFA Player Of The Year Award.

And now it’s revealed the Reds could have missed out on his brilliance as the 29-year-old could have joined United or Arsenal.

According to former Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, both United and the Gunners were jockeying for position.

“I went up to £16.75 million to the great displeasure of the owners who absolutely slaughtered me on the phone,” he told The Athletic .

“I called Kenny [Daglish] and said: ‘You need to help me on this one.’ He said: ‘It’s a great deal, I’ll tell them you did a great deal.’

“I know Jordan had meetings with [Manchester] United and Arsenal. But very early he said it was Liverpool and nothing else.”

Henderson is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury that he picked up against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.