Jordan Henderson sure is making up for lost time, isn’t he? For most of his 9-year Liverpool career, he only had a solitary League Cup to his name.
For a long time, even up to the last year’s Champions League final, it looked like his would be a story of almost—but never quite—getting over the line. There were the runners-up performances in 2013/14 and 2018/19, losing out to Manchester City by two and one points respectively. There were the two cup finals in 2015/16: losing—once again, to City—the League Cup on penalties, and losing out to Sevilla in the Europa League final after leading at the half. And of course there was the heartbreaking, injury-laden Champions League final against Real Madrid.
And then Henderson finally managed to lift his first trophy as Liverpool captain in Madrid. The biggest trophy there is: the European Cup. And then came the UEFA Super Cup. And the Club World Cup. And finally the one that we’ve wanted the most and for the longest: the Premier League Trophy.
Four trophies in just over a year. Not bad, Hendo. Not bad.
After all the close calls in his career and under his captaincy, Henderson sure isn’t getting tired of lifting trophies. And I’m not getting tired of watching it.
Hopefully there will be more to come from this incredible group of players that Jurgen Klopp has assembled, but for now we can enjoy this long-overdue moment.