What Steven Gerrard would not do after Liverpool won Champions League – Jordan Henderson


Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid last season and in the process claimed the sixth European Cup of the club’s history.

That night in June saw Henderson become a member of an elite club of Reds’ captains who have lifted the trophy, as he joined Emlyn Hughes, Phil Thompson, Graeme Souness and Steven Gerrard.

Gerrard had made the trip out to Spain to watch his former club beat Spurs and Henderson admitted he had spotted the club legend at the post-match party.

Henderson revealed he was looking to get a picture with the former club captain and the trophy, but Gerrard refused his request, insisting that he didn’t want to steal the limelight.

“I saw Stevie on the night after the final,” Henderson said.

“I asked him for a picture with myself and the trophy and he said, ‘No, this is your night tonight – enjoy it’.

“I felt that was a nice touch, even though I genuinely did want a picture!”

However, that wasn’t the first rejection Henderson had suffered that day.

Earlier in the night the 29-year-old saw Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and James Milner refuse another touching request.

Henderson had wanted Klopp and Milner to join him in lifting the trophy but both declined his suggestion.

It was the first trophy during Klopp’s reign at Anfield, after the German had previously taken the club to three finals losing them all.

And Henderson felt that both Klopp and Miler were essential to helping creating a squad that was able to clear that final hurdle.

“I asked Millie and the gaffer because I felt as though Millie is a big part of the squad,” Henderson said about lifting the Champions League trophy.

“I know I wear the armband when I play but he wore it a lot that time as well, when I haven’t been playing.

“He is a big part of the dressing room. He is the most experienced player and won a lot of trophies. I feel as though without him it would have been different.

“I felt as though he deserved to, along with other people, but also the manager.

“What we did that night wouldn’t have been possible without the manager, and I felt as though he deserved to do that. But he said no.”


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