Jordan Henderson has revealed there have been considerations amongst Liverpool personnel in regards to the captain doing his trademark ‘Hendo Shuffle’ earlier than the Reds’ Premier League title celebrations this week.
Jurgen Klopp’s males lastly obtained their palms on the coveted trophy in a particular ceremony at Anfield following Wednesday evening’s 5-Three win over Chelsea – nearly 4 weeks after they have been topped champions.
The build-up to the occasion was dominated by followers’ pleasure and anticipation to see their skipper’s toes dance earlier than holding aloft their first league title in 30 years, after his Champions League elevate become a viral sensation.
He didn’t allow them to down, because the midfielder and his teammates loved an evening of nice celebration at Anfield – regardless of the absence of supporters within the stands.
However in an unique interview with talkSPORT 2, shortly after being named the Soccer Writers’ Affiliation Participant of the Yr, Henderson advised there have been fears throughout the camp about how his knee would maintain up.
The England worldwide was compelled to sit down out of the Chelsea sport and can be unavailable for Liverpool’s closing sport of the season at Newcastle after struggling a knee harm throughout the 3-1 victory over Brighton earlier this month.
However he says he took all obligatory precautions, admitting his fellow Reds inspired him to offer followers what they needed to see.
Requested about his shuffle celebrations, the Liverpool captain instructed former Sunderland teammate Darren Bent on talkSPORT 2: “There was a number of discuss that earlier than, truly. However the lads made positive I did it.
“The knee is feeling higher, I had strapping and stuff on to verify it was all good. Rehab has been going nicely, and I’m feeling stronger every single day.”
Henderson mentioned Wednesday evening’s celebrations are one thing he’ll always remember, regardless of the unusual circumstances and the dearth of followers in attendance.
And he mentioned the second of lastly lifting Liverpool’s first Premier League title was made even sweeter by the very fact it was handed over by Kenny Dalglish, who introduced him to the membership in 2011 when he was supervisor.
“It was actually particular, it was a tremendous second for me personally, simply because Kenny introduced me to Liverpool,” he defined.
“I wouldn’t be right here immediately with out him, to not discuss how huge he’s for the soccer membership and what he’s achieved through the years.
“So to obtain the Premier League trophy off him was actually particular and a second I’ll at all times bear in mind.”