Joe Cole shares memory of Jordan Henderson losing it in Liverpool training
Joe Cole has told Jordan Henderson of the moment where he realised the midfielder had what it took to make the grade at Liverpool, with the pundit sharing a story involving Henderson losing it in training in his first season (via BT Sport).
Henderson has been one of the greatest captains of the Premier League era. He has won virtually everything with the Reds, wearing the armband for most of those triumphs.
But that has not always been the case during his time at Anfield. In fact, he appeared to be on the brink of leaving during the early stages of his time on Merseyside.
However, Henderson fought his way back and became one of the most integral parts of a Liverpool side which will go down amongst its greatest.
Obviously, Cole did not suggest that he always saw that happening. But the former Reds player shared one moment which stuck with him where he realised that Henderson had the winning mentality to succeed at the highest level.
“I was there at the time, at very different stages. You were a young man coming in. In hindsight really, that was the beginning of the end for me and my career,” he told Henderson on BT Sport.
“But I remember what struck me about you, we were training at Melwood. Young lad, you were full of energy, full of enthusiasm. And Charlie did something you didn’t like on the pitch, or didn’t give you the ball. And you absolutely went for him. And I thought that’s character there.”
Henderson lost it in Liverpool training
Henderson and Cole would have been training together for less than two months before the latter left for a loan spell at Lille. So the 32-year-old could have barely been through the door when he made that statement.
The story highlights Henderson has always had that desire to succeed. And that has gone on to take him so far in the game.
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