Record-Setting Liverpool Captain Jordan Henderson On “Special” FA Cup Win

Record-Setting Liverpool Captain Jordan Henderson On "Special" FA Cup Win

Jordan Henderson made Liverpool Football Club history in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.

Liverpool won the FA Cup for the first time since 2006 with a 6-5 victory in a penalty shootout after the game had finished 0-0.

Henderson, who played the entire game but did not take a penalty, has guided Liverpool to six championships since taking over as captain in 2015.

The FA Cup adds to earlier victories in the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Premier League, and EFL Cup.

Henderson is the first captain in Liverpool history to win six separate team trophies.

When speaking to BBC Sport after the final, the 31-year-old, who joined Liverpool from Sunderland in 2011, termed Saturday’s success as “amazing.”

“We’re here to win trophies,” he explained. “Throughout the season, we work hard. Coming here and crossing the finish line means a lot to everyone. The supporters, and the entire club, deserve it.

“It’s a significant moment for us since we haven’t been in this final in a long time, so winning was extra wonderful.”

Chelsea posed stiff opposition for Liverpool, much as they did in the EFL Cup final in February, which the Reds also won on penalties 76 days earlier.

When Mo Salah walked off with a suspected groin injury in the 33rd minute, Liverpool’s task grew more difficult.

The Reds had already been missing Fabinho, who suffered a hamstring injury in Tuesday’s Premier League triumph against Aston Villa.

“It was difficult; we knew it would be,” Henderson remarked. We’ve played so many games in such a short period. With Mo leaving and Fab leaving last week, it was a huge blow.

“But that’s what we’re all about: the mindset and mentality to persevere and dig in when things get tough.” It’s wonderful to win on penalties. The lads deserve all of the credit.

“It’s all about the margins, especially in finals, as we’ve seen in the previous two. We have to give it our all like we usually do. We need to help each other out and play with the players we have.

“It’s incredible some of the talent we have got in the dressing room and the personalities. You put that all together, and you win awards.

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

“We need to recuperate soon because we have another crucial game against Southampton on Tuesday. Then there are Wolves at the weekend to round off the Premier League season, followed by the Champions League final.

“We have three big games left, and hopefully, we can win all three and finish the season on a high.”