Klopp Reveals Pride in Captain as Henderson Celebrates Ten Years at Club

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Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has revealed his immense pride in Reds captain Jordan Henderson as the midfielder celebrates ten years at Anfield.

Henderson signed for Liverpool in June 2011 during Kenny Dalglish’s second managerial reign at the club. The former Sunderland player went on to learn his trade under the guidance of Steven Gerrard before eventually taking the captain’s armband upon Gerrard’s departure in the summer of 2015.

Since becoming club captain, Henderson has won the UEFA Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, and, of course, the Premier League title – a first in 30 years for the club.

Speaking on LFCTV’s new Henderson: The Making of a Champion documentary, Klopp spoke of the respect and love Henderson rightly receives at the club:

“It’s a great thing.

“It’s a great achievement and there’s no doubt that he is, and will be forever a Liverpool legend. I am really proud of him.

“Our story is very much Hendo’s story and you could see how happy everybody was for him when we won it and everybody wanted him to get the trophy and all these kind of things.

“That’s a massive sign from a team, you don’t have that a lot. So probably people always respect their captain, most of the time I would say, but respect and love – not a lot of them get.”

Liverpool’s number 14 will represent his country in this summer’s Euros as he has just recovered from the injury that ended his club season back in February. Here’s to an injury-free tournament over the coming weeks and, hopefully, a fully-fit Henderson turning out for Liverpool when next season gets underway in mid-August.

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