Jordan Henderson Liverpool captain won six different trophies

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Jordan Henderson made history for Liverpool at Wembley Stadium by beating Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Liverpool’s win, which came 6-5 in a penalty shootout after the match ended 0-0, won the FA Cup for the first time since 2006.

Jordan Henderson

Henderson, who played the full 120 minutes but did not take a penalty, has now led Liverpool to six trophies since taking over as captain in 2015.

These six trophies come in six different competitions, adding to previous victories in the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Premier League, and EFL Cup.

Jordan Henderson Liverpool captain won six different trophies
Jordan Henderson Liverpool captain won six different trophies

Henderson is the first captain in Liverpool’s history to win six different pieces of the team’s silverware.

The 31-year-old, who joined Liverpool from Sunderland in 2011, described Saturday’s win as “special” when speaking to BBC Sport after the final.

“We’re here to pick up the trophy,” he said. “We work very hard all season. It’s a lot for everyone to come here and cross the line. The fans deserve it, the whole club.

“It’s a big moment for us. We haven’t been to this final for a while so winning it was special.”

Chelsea put up a strong fight against Liverpool – just as they did in the EFL Cup final in February, which the Reds also won on penalties 76 days earlier.

Liverpool’s task became even more difficult in the 33rd minute when Mo Salah was knocked out with a suspected groin injury.

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The Anfield club was already without Fabinho, the midfielder suffered a hamstring injury in Tuesday’s Premier League win at Aston Villa.

Henderson added: “It was tough, we knew it would be. We’ve played a lot of games in a short time. The closure of Moe and Fab last week was a big push.

“But what we’ve come up with is digging into the persistence and mentality when it’s hard. So winning on penalties is incredible. All the credit goes to the boys.

Liverpool vs Chelsea

The 31-year-old, who joined Liverpool from Sunderland in 2011, described Saturday’s win as “special” when speaking to BBC Sport after the final.

“We’re here to pick up the trophy,” he said. “We work very hard all season. It’s a lot for everyone to come here and cross the line. The fans deserve it, the whole club.

“It’s a big moment for us. We haven’t been to this final for a while so winning it was special.”

Chelsea put up a strong fight against Liverpool – just as they did in the EFL Cup final in February, which the Reds also won on penalties 76 days earlier.

Liverpool’s task became even more difficult in the 33rd minute when Mo Salah was knocked out with a suspected groin injury.

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The Anfield club was already without Fabinho, the midfielder suffered a hamstring injury in Tuesday’s Premier League win at Aston Villa.

Henderson added: “It was tough, we knew it would be. We’ve played a lot of games in a short time. The closure of Moe and Fab last week was a big push.

“But what we’ve come up with is digging into the persistence and mentality when it’s hard. So winning on penalties is incredible. All the credit goes to the boys.

“It’s a good gap, especially in the final, as we know the last two. We have to give everything as always. We have to work for each other and play with our players.

“The talent and personality we got in the dressing room are incredible. You really put it together and you really won the trophy,

“We’ve won two so far this season. We still have some big games left. We just have to keep going right to the end and see what we can finish.

We need to recover quickly, prepare for another big game on Tuesday against Southampton – and then the Wolves over the weekend to end the Premier League season and then the Champions League final.

We have three big matches left and hopefully, we can win all three and finish the season at a height.

Jordan Henderson became the first Liverpool captain to win six different trophies

When Jordan Henderson captained Liverpool in 2015, he took on tougher responsibilities at a club that has won just one major trophy since 2010.

The penalty shootout that followed Liverpool’s victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup final marked the club’s first FA Cup win since 2006 and Liverpool became the first club to win the League Cup and FA Cup more than once in the same season, joining Arsenal (’92) and ‘ 93), Chelsea (’06 and ’07) and Manchester City (’18 and ’19), according to ESPN statistics and data.

And for Henderson, this midfielder had a chance to lift his sixth trophy as club captain, becoming the first Liverpool captain to do so. Henderson, who joined Liverpool in 2011, captained the team that won the Champions League, Premier League, EFL Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup, in addition to winning Saturday’s FA Cup at Wembley Stadium in London.

The 31-year-old said after the match that helping his team win the trophy was a rewarding moment in a historic season for the Reds. “It’s a big moment for us, we weren’t in this final for a while so it was special to win,” Henderson said.

He said Liverpool had won the 150th anniversary of the oldest cup competition in football. When Henderson and Liverpool celebrate the victory, there are three important matches left, including two Premier League matches in the hope of surpassing Manchester City’s three-point cushion in the Champions League final at the end of May and at the top of the league table.

While it is unlikely that Liverpool will become the first English team to secure a domestic treble and a European trophy in the same season, Saturday’s win in the FA Cup kept slim hopes alive.

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