Brendan Rodgers made Jordan Henderson cry and ring his dad while manager at Liverpool, according to a report.
The Leicester City boss sends his side into battle with the Premier League leaders on Saturday having spent more than three years at the helm on the red half of Merseyside earlier in his career.
He will encounter a very different Liverpool this weekend with his successor, Jurgen Klopp, having guided the club to Champions League glory at the end of last season.
And in the build-up to the fixture The Athletic have published the ‘full story of Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool’ and bring us a tale of the Northern Irishman trying to swap Henderson for Clint Dempsey.
James Pearce and Simon Hughes in The Athletic claim:
‘Rodgers happily off-loaded Andy Carroll on loan to West Ham in the belief it would free up funds for him to bring in more firepower. He wanted Clint Dempsey from Fulham but the owners refused to pay £6 million for a 29-year-old who was in the final year of his contract.
‘Rodgers was prepared to offer Jordan Henderson in a swap deal and informed the midfielder prior to a Europa League clash away to Hearts that he could leave. Henderson went back to his room, shed some tears, rang his dad and vowed to stay and fight and prove Rodgers wrong.
‘Dempsey ended up joining Tottenham instead and to Rodgers’ disgust Liverpool failed to sign anyone. When Borini then broke his foot, Luis Suarez was the club’s only fit striker for half a season.’
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