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Henderson contacts PL captains to set up coronavirus relief fund

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jordan Henderson captain of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Liverpool FC and Atletico Madrid at Anfield on March 11, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

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According to a report by The Times, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has contacted captains of other Premier League clubs to discuss setting up a coronavirus relief fund for the National Health Service (NHS) in Britain.

The report states that Henderson’s effort began before Health Secretary Matt Hancock criticized Premier League players for not “doing their part” by taking wage cuts.

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The fund is reportedly likely to run into the millions of pounds in value and has apparently been positively embraced by the players Henderson has spoken to, with an understanding that players will give what they can in accordance with the wide variety of salaries across the league. He has also apparently contacted banks to help set up the fund.

The Guardian reports that Henderson is unhappy with news of the fund breaking before it was completely established.

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