Jordan Henderson sends warning to Liverpool FC’s title rivals about Champions League
The Liverpool FC captain believes wining the Champions League would put down a huge marker ahead of the Premier League next season
Jordan Henderson believes Liverpool FC winning the Champions League could be the start of something special for Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
The Reds are in the European showpiece where the Merseyside outfit will face La Liga giants Real Madrid in Kiev next Saturday.
Liverpool FC haven’t won the competition since 2005 when the Reds beat AC Milan on penalties in Istanbul before a 2-1 loss to the same opponents in Athens two seasons later.
The Merseyside outfit will take on current holders Real Madrid in the Champions League showpiece in pursuit of a sixth European crown but first piece of silverware under Klopp.
Liverpool FC were 7-6 aggregate winners against Serie A giants AS Roma in the last four to book their place in the Champions League showpiece in dramatic circumstances.
Henderson believes Liverpool FC would lay down a significant marker ahead of the Premier League title race next season if the Reds can beat Real Madrid in the Champions League showpiece.
“It’s not about me lifting the trophy, it’s the last thing I’m thinking about,” Henderson told Uefa.
“I’m just thinking about the team and winning the game for them, for the fans, for the football club really – that’s the most important thing.
“Everybody lifts the trophy, so I think that’s the biggest thing, it’s not about me or anybody else, I think it’s about us as a team and winning a big trophy.
“I think that can set something really special off for us as a group.”
Liverpool FC haven’t won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.
The Reds signed Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk in a £75m deal from Southampton in the January transfer window.
Liverpool FC ended up in fourth place in the Premier League title this term.