Jordan Henderson joined Liverpool in 2011, just like Luis Suarez, as the duo would go on to play for one of the most memorable Liverpool sides in recent years.
However, the beginning of the relationship wasn’t that good.
Henderson was a youngster still looking for confidence in the big club. A man who didn’t lack confidence was Luis Suarez.
Liverpool’s captain opened up about a training incident with Suarez:
“At that time, I was a young player and there were one or two things Luis did in training that I didn’t like.
“It made me feel I wasn’t good enough to be in the same team in training.
“The arms were up like ‘what the f***, what is he doing’, like I shouldn’t be there.
“That really hurt me. He did it three times and then I exploded and I was ready to kill him,” as quoted by Givemesport.
It looks like the episode didn’t affect Henderson, at least not negatively.
He lifted the Champions League trophy as Liverpool captain and now looks to do the same with the Premier League trophy.
Jordan Henderson went to watch Jurgen Klopp's Dortmund beat Real Madrid in the 2013 Champions League semi-final.
He didn't realise he was watching his own future 🔮 pic.twitter.com/skHUU6ihOF
— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 14, 2019
Henderson also made peace with Uruguayan after the incident:
“From that point, I had a good relationship with Luis. The next game I set him up for his goal,” the 29-year-old added.
“He was brilliant with me after that and I was really close to him after that and he was another big player I learned from.”