Jordan Henderson makes strong claim about Liverpool FC ahead of Real Madrid clash

The Liverpool FC captain rates the Reds' current crop of players ahead of the Champions League final on Saturday

Liverpool FC captain Jordan Henderson Photo: The Sport Review

Jordan Henderson has described the current Liverpool FC team as the “strongest” in terms of team spirit that the captain has been involved with at Anfield.

The Reds will take on La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev this weekend in pursuit of a first European Cup title since 2005.

Liverpool FC were 7-6 aggregate winners against Serie A giants AS Roma in the semi-final after beating FC Porto and Manchester City in the knockout stage.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have scored more goals in the Champions League this season than any other club thanks in part to the sensational form of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Liverpool FC still managed to secure successive top-four finishes under Klopp despite the distraction of their run in the Champions League.

Speaking to Liverpool FC’s website about the current crop of players, Henderson said:

“It’s probably the strongest [team spirit] I’ve been involved in. I know it’s easy for me to say that, but I think you can see that on the pitch, to be honest, and the performances.

“To get to the Champions League final is difficult, never easy, so I think you can see how together everybody is when people score goals and people score their first goals like the other week with Andy [Robertson] and Dom [Solanke].

“I think you see how much it means to the whole team, not just them individuals, and I think that’s massively important in what we are trying to do, so we’ve got to continue that.”

Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane is looking to become the first coach to win three European Cups in a row, having become the first to win the Champions League in consecutive seasons in 2017.

Klopp, on other hand, saw his Borussia Dortmund side lose 2-1 to bitter rivals Bayern Munich in the Champions League final at Wembley back in 2013.

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