Jordan Henderson was watching from afar yesterday as Liverpool came from behind to beat Newcastle.

As a native of Sunderland, Henderson had double the reason to be pulling for his old side yesterday. The Al Ettifaq midfielder may be far away from his old club, but he’ll now be a Red forever.

And judging by a post on his Instagram stories yesterday, Henderson will take any opportunity he can to watch his old Liverpool teammates.

Darwin Nunez
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Sharing a shot of a laptop screen adorned with Darwin Nunez celebrating his second goal, the 33-year-old tagged in Liverpool’s heroic Uruguayan.

Adding a breathing out emoji and a flame one as well, it’s clear what Henderson was telling the Reds’ No.9. Nunez was on fire, and his former captain was watching it all.

Henderson shows his support

It still feels very strange that Henderson is no longer a part of this Liverpool team. After 12 years watching him week-in-week-out, it’s taking some adjusting to.

And for the England international himself, it will certainly take a period of adaptation, too.

It remains to be seen if he carries on watching his old team in the future, but three games into the new campaign, he’ perhaps feeling a touch of home-sickness.

Darwin Nunez
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Having been a part of Liverpool for so long, it’s likely that Henderson is still looking out for every fixture.

He’ll still no doubt be in touch with good friends like Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, and can be a source of help and advice for the remainder of the squad, too.

As a result, perhaps Hendo feels like he’s still part of the club, without really being there.

Some of that is likely down to his choice of destination. If we’re being honest, things might be different if Henderson had moved to a competitive team in a competitive league. But with the veteran now in semi-retirement, Liverpool are clearly still right at the front of his mind.

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