Jordan Henderson dedicates the Premier League title to Steven Gerrard.
The Reds skipper acknowledged Steven Gerrard for carrying the burden of the club for so long and believes winning their first title after 30 years wouldn’t have happened without his predecessor.
‘I said this when I first took over the role of the captaincy, when people might have doubted me and criticised me as a person, but I will always say no one will replace Steven Gerrard at this club no matter who the captain is or what the team wins,’ Henderson said.
‘It wasn’t in my mind when I took over the captaincy to replace him; it was just to do the best I could for this club and this team and that is all I ever try to do.’
‘This is not only for us as players and for the fans,’ Henderson said. ‘It is also for players like Stevie and Kenny [Dalglish] who mean so much to this club. I know how much it means to Stevie to win the Premier League.
Henderson was part of the 2014 squad where the Reds almost won the title.
‘I was devastated in 2014 that we couldn’t get over the line for him but I know he is so happy and so proud of this team to be able to bring the Premier League trophy to Liverpool. This one is quite personal for me and to do it for him is quite big.’
‘United look strong, Chelsea have signed a few players recently and I am sure they will come again,’ he said. ‘They have young players coming through and Frank Lampard has done a really good job. City are an unbelievable team and you will have other teams knocking on the door and improving all the time.
He added: ‘That is why you have to keep wanting more and keep going. So far we have done that really well after last year and winning the Champions League. It shouldn’t be any different next season.’