The Reds skipper thinks his side’s previous shortcomings gave them the inspiration to ensure they walked away victorious against Spurs.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson believes the club were decided to learn from previous mistakes going to the 2019 Champions League final.
Having dropped the decider against Real Madrid the season before and also finishing one point short in the race to the Premier League title in the 2018-19 season, Jurgen Klopp’s side were not any stranger to falling short of silverware.
Against Tottenham however, the Reds made certain to get the business done together with goals in Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi sealing a fairly comfortable victory in the final last year.
The success was a long time coming for Henderson and his team-mates, together with all the Liverpool skipper admitting that the side’s past failures left them in a fantastic position to beat Spurs.
“This was an accumulative thing, in the event that you obviously look at Madrid, the league that season, if you look further back into the league finals and League One finals that were dropped as well,” Henderson told BT Sport.
“So in the event that you look back, there were a couple of moments where we have been through those tough times together. We always reacted in the right way and we constantly kept going and kept improving so I understood after the last game of the league, I understood it would in some way help us going in the last to make sure it wasn’t likely to occur again.
“Surely the Madrid game, you learn a great deal from playing in finals and notably a Champions League one. I felt we learned a lot from this Madrid game”
Following Liverpool’s Champions League win was confirmed, Henderson was filmed enjoying a heartwarming embrace with his proud dad.
While somewhat embarrassed to have been filmed in such an emotional moment, the midfielder believes it highlighted what football is all about.
“It was just something that happened,” Henderson said. “Can I’ve chosen the cameras not to be there? Likely so you couldn’t see us crying!
“But at precisely the exact same time I think that’s what football is all about, the emotion, the enthusiasm I have for football, that of my daddy’s had over the years, what he’s gone for me personally to get me where I’m. So then to watch him so soon after the last whistle was an amazing moment and one I’ll never forget.”