Jordan Henderson revealed that Steven Gerrard rejected his request to take a picture with him following the Champions League win over Tottenham.
Jordan Henderson became part of an exclusive club of Liverpool captains who have lifted the Champions League trophy for the club.
It was a great moment for the England international who led the team by example as Jurgen Klopp won his first major trophy as a manager. And Henderson was eager to share the moment with a former teammate.
Steven Gerrard made the trip to Spain to watch his beloved club win the trophy for the sixth time. And Henderson was eager to get a picture with the club legend alongside the trophy. However, the former midfielder refused the request because he didn’t want to steal his fellow countryman’s spotlight.
“I saw Stevie on the night after the final,” Henderson said according to The Express.
“I asked him for a picture with myself and the trophy and he said, ‘No, this is your night tonight – enjoy it’.
“I felt that was a nice touch, even though I genuinely did want a picture!”
And this wasn’t the only touching gesture Henderson was a part of on that unforgettable night.
The Liverpool midfielder says that he wanted James Milner and Jurgen Klopp to join him in lifting the trophy. However, the duo received the offer.
Henderson says that both Klopp and Milner played a big part in Liverpool winning the illustrious trophy and wanted to share the moment with them.
“I asked Millie and the gaffer because I felt as though Millie is a big part of the squad,” Henderson said about lifting the Champions League trophy.
“I know I wear the armband when I play but he wore it a lot that time as well, when I haven’t been playing.
“He is a big part of the dressing room. He is the most experienced player and won a lot of trophies. I feel as though without him it would have been different.
“I felt as though he deserved to, along with other people, but also the manager.
“What we did that night wouldn’t have been possible without the manager, and I felt as though he deserved to do that. But he said no.”