2011: Liverpool sign Jordan Henderson
Jordan Henderson joined Liverpool on a three-year contract from Sunderland.
The 20-year-old midfielder, born in Sunderland, came through the Black Cats’ academy. He made his Premier League debut in 2008/09 and went on to make a further 70 appearances in the following two seasons.
Henderson instantly established himself as a regular in the heart of Liverpool’s midfield, playing 37 PL matches in his debut campaign.
He went on to become club captain following Steven Gerrard’s retirement at the end of the 2014/15 campaign, and has since led the Reds to UEFA Champions League glory and a second-place finish in 2018/19.
2014: Jack Colback moves from Sunderland to Newcastle
Jack Colback became the first player to join Newcastle United from Tyne-Wear rivals Sunderland since Lionel Perez in 1998.
The midfielder, who made his Premier League debut in 2009/10, played 115 times for Sunderland in the top flight after coming through their academy.
Colback was a regular in his first two seasons at Newcastle, making 64 PL appearances up to the Magpies’ relegation in May 2016.
He didn’t make an appearance as Newcastle finished 10th on their return to the PL in 2017/18, although he did spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Nottingham Forest.