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Jordan Henderson Reveals James Milner Shut Down The Idea To Lift Champions League Trophy Together

Jordan Henderson Reveals James Milner Shut Down The Idea To Lift Champions League Trophy Together

Jordan Henderson has admitted that James Milner immediately shut down his idea of the duo lifting the Champions League trophy along with Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds sealed a 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur in last season's final to capture the Liverpool boss' first piece of major silverware at Anfield.

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But Liverpool captain Henderson, 29, had approached his vice-captain and put forward the proposition of Milner, 33, and Klopp, 52, to share the honour with him.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Milner made it perfectly clear where his position stood on the captain lifting the trophy.

"If anyone other than you lifts up that trophy they are getting f*****g wrestled to the ground," the former Manchester City man responded.

However, Henderson was adamant that the trio should have lifted the trophy together.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"I felt myself, Millie and the gaffer should have lifted it together," the Liverpool midfielder explained.

"I asked Millie and the gaffer because I felt as though Millie is a big part of the squad. I know I wear the armband when I play but he wore it a lot when I haven't been playing.

"He is a big part of the dressing room. Without him it would have been different -- and the manager.

"What we did that night wouldn't have been possible without the manager. But he said no. I hadn't planned it

"For me, the photo would have meant the same if the manager was lifting the trophy and I was stood behind him."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The Liverpool skipper has said that lifting the trophy with his side has been the defining moment of his career so far, saying it was an "unbelievable" moment.

He continued: "Just winning the European Cup was enough for me, with this team, this manager, this club."

Both Henderson and Milner have been on pre-season tour with Liverpool and the Reds will come up against Sporting CP tomorrow in the US.

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Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Anfield, James Milner, Football, REds, Premier League, Jurgen Klopp, Jordan Henderson, Champions League

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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