As the 2022 FA Cup semi-finals draw closer, it has been announced that fans may likely face travel issue.
These is due to announcement that trains would not be running into London from the north west during the period of the semi-final games.
Although the FA has promised a free 100 buses to transport fans from both Etihad and Anfield to Wembley free of charge for the scheduled 3:30pm kick-off on April 16.
Still Henderson believe the clash not not hold at Wembley but on a neutral ground.
With the financial situation in the economy, Henderson is concerned about how hard the decision will hit lots of fans.
“Something that we’ve learned over the past couple of years is how important the fans are to football – He said.
“It is really disappointing to see that it’s a struggle and it’s got to be expensive for them to get there. I’ve been thinking a bit more about the fans. I think in many ways it’s their day and not being able to get down to London for different reasons – the cost of that …
“So in my head, it would make sense to change it to a neutral (different) venue, especially with it being two teams from the north-west. It’s disappointing for the fans and I know the FA might be changing kick-off time to try and help and also putting coaches on for the fans to get down for both Liverpool and City fans, which hopefully helps. But yes, it’s not ideal for the fans for sure.”
After much talk, it is confirmed that the FA are committed in staging the FA Cup semi-final in Wembley mainly for financial reasons.
“But I would like to keep Wembley for finals. I think you should play semi-finals at a neutral ground like it used to be. I think that was quite exciting, quite good, and then obviously the final at Wembley to make it extra special.” – Henderson concluded.