Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson's father is raffling the shirt the midfielder wore during the Reds’ humiliating 5-0 defeat of Manchester United earlier this season.
At the end of October, Jurgen Klopp’s side tore apart the Red Devils at Old Trafford.
Goals from Naby Keita, Diogo Jota and a hat-trick from Mohamed Salah sealed the deal for Liverpool in one of their most historic victories in recent times.
Captain Henderson assisted Salah’s fifth goal with a perfectly-weighted pass that cut United’s defence in half, and the English midfielder is keen to make use of the memorable occasion. The match was also momentous for him as he completed his 17,002nd pass – the most of any player in Premier League history.
Henderson has given the shirt to his dad Brian for him to raffle off and raise money to provide the cancer unit in the Sunderland Royal Hospital.
Brian wants to repay the NHS team that saved his life by providing them with a much-needed piece of equipment.
In 2014, the father of the ex-Sunderland star was found to have a disease in his tongue, throat and lymph glands and was treated immediately, which in turn potentially saved his life.
This isn’t the first time that Jordan has donated a piece of history to help his father raise £85,000 for the equipment, called a ‘Spectar EndoFlex System’.
The shirt worn during Liverpool’s famous victory over Barcelona in the 2019 Champions League was sent to auction, as well as the shirt worn during the Merseyside derby in 2020.
Speaking to the Chronicle Live, Brian said: “We just want to repay the people who treated me and we want to raise it ourselves.
“We want to get in as much as we can to thank the ENT department for what they have done for me and to really help other people coming in with what I had and other conditions.
“The new equipment is state-of-the-art and will really benefit many patients in the future by helping to diagnose them as quickly as possible.
“I know that 100% I would not be here if it was not for the specialist team in Sunderland and my wife.”
Each ticket for the raffle for Henderson’s shirt worn against United is worth £25 and must be paid to the JustGiving page set up for the cause.
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