Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson, on Saturday fulfiled a promise he made to his father 16 years ago to win a Champions League final.
According to his father, Brian Henderson, the Reds captain promised he would not only play in a Champions League final one day but win it.
When father and son attended the 2003 final between Seria A rivals, Juventus and Inter Milan at Old Trafford together, the young boy made the promise, helping the Reds to their sixth European title with a 2-0 win over Tottenham.
Moments after the 28-year-old football player lifted the continental trophy for Liverpool on Saturday night, he was pictured hugging his dad and crying amid emotional celebrations at the side of the pitch after the game.
Meanwhile, during an interview, Brian later told Optus Sport of the achievement of his son’s promises which has become a reality.
He said, “When he was 10 I took him to see a Champions League final at Manchester United between Juventus and Milan and he said to us, when they came out to the Champions League music, he said: ‘Dad I’m going to play there one day’.
“He’s done it not once, but twice. And he’s won one. I’m absolutely delighted for him.
“I think if he hadn’t picked that trophy up today he would have had a bad, bad summer. But now he’ll have a fantastic summer with the children.”
Expressing his excitement after the match, Jordan Henderson said, “I am the proudest man in the world. Absolutely.”
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