Sunday 09 June 2013

On this day: Jordan Henderson completes Liverpool switch

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall the 20-year-old Sunderland midfielder's move

  • Jordan Henderson joined Stewart Downing, Charlie Adam & Doni as a new recruit

  • Henderson's first goal for Liverpool was in a 3-1 win over Bolton at Anfield

  • The England international scored in a 2-2 draw with Arsenal in the 2012/13 campaign

  • Henderson's superb strike against Norwich was one of five league goals this season

Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

On this day: 9 June 2011 - Jordan Henderson joins Liverpool

Liverpool completed the signing of 20-year-old England international Jordan Henderson from Sunderland ahead of the 2011/12 Barclays Premier League season.

The midfielder came through the Sunderland academy and shot to prominence with 70 appearances in two full Premier League seasons before making the move to Anfield.

Henderson, whose performances for the Black Cats earned him a debut for England against France in November 2010, joined a host of new signings for Kenny Dalglish's side before the 2011/12 season.

He was presented to the media along with fellow summer recruits Stewart Downing, Charlie Adam and Alexander Doni before the start of the new campaign.

Craig Bellamy also joined the club on 31 August, joining January signings Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll as Kenny Dalglish's side looked to push for European qualification.

Henderson made 37 league appearances in his debut season at Liverpool, scoring twice, as the Reds finished eighth in the table and won the 2012 League Cup with a penalty shoot-out victory over Cardiff City.

In the 2012/13 season, Henderson added a further 30 Premier League appearances and scored five times, including goals against Arsenal, Newcastle United and Norwich City in a strong end-of-season run of form.

Henderson, now 22 years of age, has amassed 138 Premier League appearances so far.

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Key Points

  • Premierleague.com looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A memorable event or match from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember 20-year-old Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson joining Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool