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Jordan Henderson wants to repeat Liverpool's Champions League success

Ben Finnegan
Ben Finnegan

12:43 19 Jul 2019


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 Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says he smiles every time he thinks about the club's Champions League success last season.

The 29-year-old led the team to their sixth European crown in June, eight years after moving to Merseyside from his hometown club Sunderland. They beat Tottenham Hotspur in the final in Madrid, with the goals coming from Mo Salah and Divock Origi. It was the first time the club have lifted the trophy since 2005 in Istanbul when they beat AC Milan on penalties.

Speaking to LiverpoolFC.com, Henderson said, "You want to do it all again. That’s how I felt straight away really. It gives us that taste to what it’s like to win a major trophy and I hope it gives us the confidence to keep going and keep wanting it more and more. In the future hopefully, we can do it again.

"I think when the whistle went was a big moment. There are different things you’ll think about at different times. I’ll think about the game and what we did well in the game, what we didn’t do so well in the game in general.

"Then, of course, you come to the final whistle, lifting the trophy, all of them sorts of things. The parade when we got back was unbelievable, something that you’ll just never forget in your life – it was so hard to take in at the time but when you think back, it was amazing that we’d done that together. That’ll always be in our memory, so we want to make it happen again."

Last season Liverpool narrowly missed out on being English league champions for the first time since 1990. Manchester City claimed back-to-back titles with just a point to spare. Henderson says it is the way the Premier League has become, teams continually get better, "it's always improving, it's always getting better. You need to improve, you need to keep going, you need to keep doing different things, learning different things.

"That's important but we're ready to do that. We're ready to keep learning from the manager, the staff and keep giving everything for this football club. I feel if we do that then we'll win more trophies in the near future."

The Reds have played two games in their pre-season so far, getting comfortable wins over Tranmere Rovers and Bradford City. They have now traveled to the United States for games against Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Sporting CP.

Liverpool's Premier League campaign starts at home to Norwich on Friday, August 8th.

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