Jordan Henderson says Liverpool’s ‘togetherness’ was the key to sealing the club’s Premier League title triumph this season.
Liverpool were crowned as champions of England for the first time in three decades following a record-breaking season for Jurgen Klopp’s side, with the Reds officially presented with the Premier League trophy following their 5-3 victory over Chelsea on Wednesday night.
Henderson admits lifting the Premier League trophy was the realisation of a childhood dream and says the celebrations were a fitting end to a ‘special’ season for the Merseyside club.
“I always dreamed,” Henderson told Sky Sports. “The Premier League has been a dream of mine since I was a kid and that was one of the reasons why I wanted to come to Liverpool – you want to win trophies and the expectations are so high. But when you come as a young player, it’s so difficult.
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“It’s been a process, a journey and it hasn’t happened overnight. Over the past five years since the gaffer came in, it’s been a process, a journey and every single player has been a part of that journey.
“To finish the season off like this has been really special. We can enjoy tonight but, after this, next season is going to be a big challenge for us. I thought tonight we showed the mentality again to come and perform like we did, and get the result we did.”
Henderson has been amongst Liverpool’s key players this season and is regarded as a frontrunner for the Player of the Season accolades, but the midfielder was quick to emphasise the importance of the collective and insists the side’s greatest strength is in their togetherness.
“That’s the most important thing – it’s a team,” he insisted.
“Of course, you’re going to have individuals that perform but the most important thing is the team. We’re always there together for each other, it’s a really close group – as you can see – and that’s off the field and on the field.
“It makes a massive difference and it’s another thing the gaffer has brought since he’s come in: that togetherness in the dressing room. It has made a really big difference on the pitch.”