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Henderson playing for England at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Jordan Brian Henderson (born 17 June 1990) is an English professional footballer who captains Premier League club Liverpooland plays for the England national team. He is usually deployed as a central midfielder for both club and country.

Henderson began his career at Sunderland in 2008, with a loan spell at Coventry City in 2009, before moving to Liverpool in 2011. He became captain of Liverpool in 2015 following the departure of Steven Gerrard. He captained the club to victory in the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final.

In 2010, Henderson won his first cap for England, having previously played for and captained the under-21 team. He has represented the country at UEFA Euro 2012 and 2016, and the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups.

Club career (Sunderland)
Henderson was born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear and joined the youth system of his hometown club Sunderland aged eight. He signed a professional contract with the club on 1 July 2008. He played his first league match for Sunderland as a half-time substitute on 1 November 2008 in a 5–0 away defeat to Chelsea. He then made his first Sunderland start and home debut against Blackburn Rovers in the League Cup.