Liverpool’s captain on two big ambitions: satisfying his hunger for another Champions League trophy and raising money for the NHS
Jordan Henderson consults his diary for a date to present a prize from this year’s NHS Big Tea fundraiser. He is the prize. “I’m not sure if that’s a good prize,” he says, with typical modesty and a laugh. “But if we can get as many schools as possible to sign up for the Big Tea that would be brilliant. I’ll visit the winner of the prize draw and do some Q&As with the kids, although that might be tough over the next few weeks.” The Liverpool captain’s schedule is busy with a Champions League final once again.
History awaits the 31-year-old in Paris on Saturday. At the Stade de France Henderson will become the first Englishman to lead a team in three Champions League or European Cup finals. “Wow, I didn’t know that,” he says. With a reversal of fortune against Real Madrid, or another demonstration of the power of Jürgen Klopp’s team, he will emulate Emlyn Hughes as a two-times European Cup-winning captain of Liverpool. Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini and Carles Puyol are among the select group of skippers who have lifted the famous trophy more than once.
Written by Andy Hunter
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