Jordan Henderson has detailed his vivid memories of a year ago when for the sixth time Liverpool was crowned European champions.
After the midfielder beat Tottenham Hotspur by 2-0 in the Champions League final on June 1, 2019, with his teammates, he became the fifth Reds captain to lift the trophy he.
Henderson received his views on the night during an in-depth conversation with Liverpoolfc.com to mark the first anniversary of the victory this week.
He took us in the build-up to that unforgettable Madrid evening, discussing how the game itself unfolded and, of course, recalling the post-match celebrations’ ecstasy.
Here’s what he has to say:
Jordan Henderson admits that the frustration of losing major finals helped fuel Liverpool’s appetite to get back onto the trophy line, with everyone in Anfield eager to set up another dynasty. The Reds had gone seven long years without getting their hands on major silverware before lifting the Champions League crown aloft in 2019.
With the 30-year mark reached in 2020, await for top-flight glory has stretched on even longer.
The Reds captain told the official website of the club: “This has been a major factor. Not only the final of the 2018 Champions League but the previous finals over the years in which we participated – the final of the Europa League in Sevilla, the final of the League Cup that we lost to Manchester City. It gives you even more hunger to get things right and improve all those things you learn. Every time we’ve faced these struggles, we’ve bounced back in a really good way. It was just a matter of continuing to do that and we knew when we could win something was coming. Fortunately, it came last year.’