Damien Comolli claims Jordan Henderson signing contributed to his Liverpool sacking

"They told me I had made a big mistake on Jordan and he was a waste of money"

Liverpool, Dejan Lovren, Jordan Henderson

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson, left, celebrates with Dejan Lovren after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Former Liverpool director of football strategy Damien Comolli says the signing of Jordan Henderson contributed to the club's decision to sack him.

After early struggles at Anfield after his £20 million arrival in 2011, ex-Sunderland midfielder Henderson has become Liverpool club captain and a regular England international.

But Liverpool's owners were clearly not convinced according to Comolli who was speaking to talkSPORT.

"He is one of the main reasons I got sacked," he says.

"The day I got sacked they told me I had made a big mistake on Jordan and he was a waste of money.

"Everybody is entitled to their own opinion, but I think we paid the right price."

Comolli also says he always had faith that Henderson would prove his worth as a player.

"I never said it publicly, but I was convinced he would be the future captain. People will say it is easy to say now, but I was convinced at the time that he would become the Liverpool captain. Now he is and he is also the England captain."