Steven Gerrard has said that he is not jealous of Jordan Henderson after the Champions League victory.
Steven Gerrard has clarified that he is not jealous of Jordan Henderson after Liverpool’s sixth Champions League. The former Sunderland graduate has been on the receiving end most often, but the Istanbul Hero has confirmed that Henderson deserves every bit of the praise he is being conferred now.
Emlyn Hughes, Phil Thompson, Graeme Souness, Steven Gerrard, and Jordan Henderson. These five captains have gone on to steer Liverpool to Champions League, but the latter has been a paradox amongst the supporters.
After the full-time whistle in Madrid, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said: “Jordan Henderson is captain of the Champions League winner 2019 — that’s satisfying actually.”
The 39-year-old was also made up to see Jordan Henderson follow in his footsteps to become the fifth Liverpool captain to raise Ol’ Big Ears aloft.
“How could I be jealous of Jordan lifting the trophy? He’s my mate,” Gerrard added.
“I am tight with Jordan and we played together for many years with Liverpool and England. I was delighted for him and it was so deserved, there is no better professional than Jordan.
“You get out of this game what you put in, so if you go on that then he certainly deserves it.”
Currently with Rangers, Gerrard elaborated that he is learning from Jurgen Klopp and would like to follow his footsteps in the upcoming years.
“I think as a young manager you try and be a sponge from all the top managers when you watch them on the sidelines, watch them do interviews or you meet them.
“It’s no different with Jürgen for me. You try to take in all of the good things from them. He has been very helpful to me.
“A lot of the stuff I will keep private, but any questions or any bit of advice, he helps me out.
“Being there and seeing it, you look at the Liverpool fans. Emotionally it brought back a lot of memories of my own from being a Liverpool player.
“When the dust settles, I am thinking, ‘OK, I would love that to be us at Rangers’. I would love to be watching my players celebrate.
“I was looking at Jürgen, looking at his players celebrate, and I would love nothing better than to do that in 12 months’ time, or sooner if we get the opportunity in a few months’ time with the League Cup.”
Here’s how Twitter has reacted..
Steven Gerrard explains how it felt watching Jordan Henderson lift Champions League trophy https://t.co/uZ7c4zqhwY
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) June 29, 2019
Steven Gerrard: “When Jordan lifted the trophy above his head, my first feeling was one of pride. Proud that Liverpool were back at the top of European football and especially proud of Jordan because I know how hard he works.”
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) June 3, 2019
🎈 Happy birthday, @JHenderson! 🥳🙌
🏆 Emlyn Hughes: 1977
🏆 Emlyn Hughes: 1978
🏆 Phil Thompson: 1981
🏆 Graeme Souness: 1984
🏆 Steven Gerrard: 2005
🏆 Jordan Henderson: 2019 pic.twitter.com/vqRg1pRxv5
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 17, 2019
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