Liverpool’s former director of football Damien Comolli has revealed the signing of Jordan Henderson was the reason behind his sacking.
Comolli was instrumental in bringing Henderson to Anfield from Sunderland three years ago, and the England man initially struggled to adapt to life at Anfield.
He has since gone on to become a key figure under Brendan Rodgers, and was recently appointed vice-captain at Anfield.
And Comolli thinks it was the 24-year-old’s slow start which saw him lose his job at Anfield.
Comolli said: “When we signed Jordan Henderson, he got so much criticism, I got so much criticism.
“I was never told why I was sacked but I was led to believe it was because we signed Jordan Henderson, and the owners were convinced he was not good enough.
“Looking at all this, what he was doing for his age, and all due respect to Sunderland, he was definitely undervalued by the market. And I’ve been told we overvalued him. Even directors at Sunderland later said “you didn’t know what you were doing”.”