Over the past year, Liverpool have lifted three trophies. For each, captain Jordan Henderson has grabbed it up, turned away from the cameras, and shuffled and tapped his way towards teammates before turning back around and raising it in the air.
First the Champions League. Then the Supercup. Then the Club World Cup. It’s kind of a thing now. A Thing in doubt since the captain picked up a knee injury. Henderson, though, isn’t ruling it out for tonight’s trophy presentation.
“The knee is getting better,” Henderson told The Liverpool Echo. “Rehab has been going OK so far and there is still a little while to go, but yes, it is getting stronger all the time, [so] I am not sure about the shuffle yet. We will have to wait and see!
“I think we are looking forward to [the trophy presentation]. We have obviously got a game first which the lads will have to prepare and focus for, that is the most important thing, but after that we are all looking forward to it.”
We’re going to go on record as thinking that if Henderson’s teasing it being possible, it’s probably going to happen. A fourth grab and turn and tap and shuffle and raise in a year. This time of the big one for Liverpool. This time of the Premier League trophy.
Whatever form Henderson’s role in tonight’s celebrations take, though, this has been a celebration long in the making, one the club has waited three long decades and now one delay due to global pandemic for. It’s been a long time coming.
“We deserve this moment as a team for how consistent and how good we have been this season,” Liverpool’s captain added. “So we are definitely looking forward to it, as I am sure every other Liverpool fan is.”