4 months after signing Jordan Henderson from Liverpool, Al-Ettifaq supervisor Steven Gerrard has once more raided his former membership.
The Saudi Professional League outfit confirmed on their official social media channels on Monday that they’ve appointed Jonathan Robinson as Opponent Efficiency Analyst.
The 31-year-old departs Anfield after 9 years on the membership, posting an emotional farewell on his private X account because the information of his transfer to the Center East was confirmed.
9 years of particular folks, reminiscences that may final a lifetime and a membership like no different… Thankyou to all of the gamers, workers and everybody related to the membership for the whole lot! YNWA ❤️ pic.twitter.com/WK32g9DRVN
— Jonathan Robinson (@jtrobbo92) November 13, 2023
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With Al-Ettifaq seventh within the Saudi Professional League, successful simply one among their final seven video games and generally taking part in in entrance of meagre attendances, Henderson might now be realising that the grass isn’t essentially greener elsewhere, regardless of what number of zeroes are tacked onto his pay packet.
Not even the inflow of myriad high-profile names has helped the nation’s prime flight to enormously bolster its repute overseas, but it surely’s evident from Robinson’s appointment that it could nonetheless entice gamers and backroom workers alike.
Gerrard has already persuaded each Liverpool’s former captain and a key off-field determine to swap Merseyside for Dammam, placing his Anfield connections to loads of use, so we wouldn’t be stunned if he reached into his contacts guide once more all through his spell in cost.
It’s a disgrace from the Reds’ perspective to lose a valued workers member in Robinson, however we want him nicely together with his transfer to Saudi Arabia and would like to see him returning to LFC sooner or later.
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