Jordan Henderson makes Steven Gerrard claim and reveals Liverpool red card questions

Jordan Henderson makes Steven Gerrard claim and reveals Liverpool red card questions

Liverpool Echo Sports·2021-08-22 06:00

Jordan Henderson is now synonymous with Liverpool Football Club, but the club captain has opened up about two moments that left a huge impact during his time with the Reds.Despite playing 37 league games in his debut season, the midfielder was considered as part of a deal to bring Fulhams Clint Dempsey to Liverpool in 2012,Henderson had no intention of leaving, however, and battled back to become a key member of Brendan Rodgers team that went so close to winning the Premier League.Speaking about the 2013/14 season, the former Sunderland man admits he still carries regrets about not winning the title that year. READ MORE: Liverpool star Mohamed Salah could join exclusive Premier League club this weekend I felt so confident every game, playing with Stevie [Gerrard], Daniel Sturridge, Luis [Suarez], Raheem [Sterling]. They gave me the confidence to perform, he told the Daily Mail. We got so close [to winning the title]. I look back at my red card against Man City, being banned for three matches and the Crystal Palace game we drew 3-3 and things that didnt go our way.Do I think of what might have been? I did until we won the title. Well, to be honest, I still do now. We deserved to win it.Having overcome his doubters at the club, Henderson was named vice-captain the following year, wearing the armband for the first time in November 2014 against Stoke City.Must-read Liverpool FC newsHowever, it still came as a blow to the England international when Steven Gerrard revealed he would be leaving the club at the end of the season.I didnt think Steven Gerrard was ever going to leave, Henderson admitted.I remember the day he told me he was leaving, in the gym at Melwood. It was a big shock. We had to deal with life without him. Suddenly I had gone from not playing to being vice-captain and then captain.He was flying that year; he still had loads to offer. He was everything you expected him to be and more.Gerrards announcement set a changing of the guard in motion and Henderson admitted that the pair understood each other.Being similar characters, he felt Gerrard was always someone he could look to for support in the dressing room.I think Stevie appreciated that football was everything to me. He knew it was my life, so that made him want me to do well.He wanted me to get rewards and I always felt that he had confidence in me. When it was tough, I still felt he believed in me even when other people didnt.This is the type of guidance and leadership quality that the Liverpool captain had to instil as part of his character, after picking up the mantle from a true club legend.It has served Henderson and the team well, with the Reds winning both the Premier League and Champions League whilst wearing the armband.Once considered as a part-exchange in a Deadline Day transfer, Henderson will be hoping there is plenty more success to come as he continues his remarkable Liverpool journey.Read MoreRelated ArticlesRead MoreRelated Articles


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