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Jordan Henderson Explains Why He Was ‘Ready to Kill’ Luis Suarez at Liverpool

Jordan Henderson Explains Why He Was ‘Ready to Kill’ Luis Suarez at Liverpool

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has revealed he was ‘ready to kill’ Luis Suarez during the Uruguayan superstar’s spell at Anfield.

The pair shared the home dressing room at Liverpool for around three years, before Suarez was sold to Barcelona for a whopping £75 million in the summer of 2014.

And whilst it would be impossible to deny just how incredible a player Suarez was on the pitch during his time in Merseyside, it seems Henderson wasn’t completely fond of some of the striker’s antics away from it.

Speaking on ‘The Greatest Game with Jamie Carragher‘ podcast, as per The Mirror, the England international explained himself, saying: “I was trying to do the best I can do. Being a footballer, there is criticism and people doubting you all the time.

“At that time, I was a young player and there were one or two things Luis did in training that I didn’t like.

“It made me feel I wasn’t good enough to be in the same team in training.

“The arms were up like ‘what the f***, what is he doing’, like I shouldn’t be there.

“That really hurt me. He did it three times and then I exploded and I was ready to kill him.

“From that point, I had a good relationship with Luis. The next game I set him up for his goal.

“He was brilliant with me after that and I was really close to him after that and he was another big player I learned from.”

Henderson joined Liverpool from Sunderland in 2011, and after a tricky first couple of seasons, it’s fair to say the central midfielder has blossomed into a fan favourite amongst Reds fans – particularly after he hoisted the Champions League trophy high above his head earlier this year.

But what do you think of his anecdotes on Suarez?

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