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"I Didn’t Know That" - Jordan Henderson Shocked By Liverpool Feat Only He Can Equal vs Real Madrid

Daniel Marland

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"I Didn’t Know That" - Jordan Henderson Shocked By Liverpool Feat Only He Can Equal vs Real Madrid

Jordan Henderson was shocked after hearing he could become only the second Liverpool captain to lift the Champions League twice.

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Jurgen Klopp's side take on Real Madrid in Saint-Denis on Saturday evening and have a chance to win their third trophy of the season.

Henderson was Reds skipper when they last won the Champions League in 2019 and he'll be front and centre this weekend should they beat Real.

Only Emlyn Hughes lifted Europe's top prize twice as captain previously, in 1977 and 1978. It means Henderson will be joining esteemed company and he wasn't aware.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

"Wow, I didn’t know that," the England international told The Guardian. "You say Emlyn Hughes is the only Liverpool captain to win it twice. I’m sure he would have said it was the Liverpool team who won it twice, not him.

"That’s the way I look at it. If we do manage to win it twice it’s because of the team, it’s because of the manager, it’s because of the staff and everybody involved.

"When the time comes for me to look back on it, that’s what I’ll think about. I never really see it as 'me'."

It's that mentality which has seen the 31-year-old become a key player at Anfield.

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Image Credit: Alamy

He took the armband in 2015 following Steven Gerrard's departure and never looked back.

Henderson can play either as a defensive midfielder or further up the pitch, putting in dogged performances to help the team in any way.

Kenny Dalglish brought Henderson to Liverpool in 2011 for £18 million which at the time, was an awful lot of money for a youngster from Sunderland.

It was a very different Liverpool side to the one we see nowadays, lacking in leaders and struggling to qualify for Europe.

Henderson remarked there are leaders all over the dressing room nowadays and the responsibility isn't solely on him.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

He continued: "Yes, I wear the armband on a match day and I’ve been here a long time but there are so many other leaders within the dressing room, so many big players, and it is a collective effort.

"It’s not about me trying to match other amazing captains that Liverpool have had, or trying to beat records.

"I am fortunate enough to be in a world-class team and very proud to be able to wear the armband and lead the team out. We will give it everything and hopefully bring another Champions League back to Anfield."

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Topics: Jordan Henderson, Liverpool, Premier League, Virgil Van Dijk, Champions League

Daniel Marland
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