Henderson celebrates Champions League final victory with his dad
Touching moment Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson sobs into arms of his dad Brian – who survived throat cancer – as they celebrate Champions League final victory
- Jordan Henderson hugged his dad Brian after winning the Champions League
- The Liverpool captain sobbed into his dad’s arms in an emotional embrace
- Henderson’s father Brian was sadly diagnosed with throat cancer in 2013
- Liverpool captain Henderson lifted the trophy following win versus Tottenham
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson shared an emotional embrace with his father on the pitch following his side’s victory in the Champions League final in Madrid.
Henderson lifted the trophy after Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Tottenham, which was secured courtesy of a penalty from Mohamed Salah and a strike from Divock Origi.
After the game Henderson made sure to spend time with his father Brian, who was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2013.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson hugged his father Brian after the Champions League final
Henderson was overcome with emotion as he shared the amazing moment with his father
Henderson’s father Brian asked his son not to see him while he was receiving treatment
While he was receiving treatment, Henderson’s father asked his son not to see him.
Speaking last year, Henderson said: ‘I didn’t see my dad much in that time. Very little. He wouldn’t let me. Brendan (Rodgers) was very good. He said I could go back home whenever I wanted to see him, so I saw him just before he went in for his first treatment.
‘Then I would see him again a few weeks later and it wasn’t too bad but, towards the end, it got to a point where he didn’t want to see me at all because of how he was.
‘He didn’t want me to see him like that so I knew it was pretty bad. I was in regular contact but the only thing I could really do was try and perform on a weekend and luckily enough at the time, we started winning every week.’
Brian Henderson, who was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2013, attended the final
The England midfielder played the full game as Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 in the final
Henderson poses for a picture with his father and the Champions League trophy after full-time
Henderson played the whole game against Tottenham as Liverpool won the Champions League for the sixth time and their first trophy under Jurgen Klopp.
The victory saw Liverpool bounce back from the disappointment they suffered in last year’s final, when they were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in Kiev.
Henderson’s father recalled that when his son was 10 he told him that he would play in a Champions League final one day.
As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Brian Henderson said: ‘When he was 10 I took him to see a Champions League final at Manchester United between the two Milans 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.’
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