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Liverpool’s Director Of Football ‘Sacked For Signing Jordan Henderson’

Signing the midfielder cost Comolli his job.

Damien Comolli, Liverpool’s former director of football, believes that he lost his job because of his decision to sign Jordan Henderson.

The Reds bought Henderson for £20m in 2011 on Comolli’s advice, and many questioned the logic and cost of the deal for English midfielder, especially after the slow start he made to his career on Merseyside.

But over the last 18 months the Sunderland-born player has developed into a key part of Brendan Rodgers’ team and his all-action performances have cemented his place as part of the England side too.

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Henderson’s progress proves that transfers are often judged too soon and Comolli is happy that his decision has been vindicated, even though the initial media reaction to the deal cost him his job at Anfield.

“When he signed Jordan Henderson, he got so much criticism, I got so much criticism,” he is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

“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.”

Henderson was made vice-captain following the departure of Daniel Agger, and is favourite to succeed Steven Gerrard as skipper once the legendary figure departs the club.

Watching the man he bought to Merseyside lead the side out at Anfield will surely bring Comolli some satisfaction, even if won’t get him his job back.

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