Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson sends heartfelt message to the Club following Carabao Cup victory.
The Reds lifted the carabao League Cup on Sunday with due credit to their flawlessness from the penalty spot and also because of their efforts throughout the earlier rounds of the competition, where youth players featured.
en route to the final, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp had used 29 different players throughout the earlier rounds, a number that moved to 32 at Wembley.
As the German had noted before the game, a triumph would be one for the ‘whole club’ and Jordan Henderson lauds that sentiment as it paved the way to lift the club’s ninth League Cup.
“It’s an honour to lift this trophy 10 years on,” Henderson penned on Instagram. “Special shout out to every young player that has played along the way, you[‘re] a credit to this club.”
While Harvey Elliott’s first appearance came unexpectedly and finished with a penalty, Kaide Gordon, Tyler Morton, Conor Bradley, Harvey Blair, and Owen Beck all made their club debuts in the earlier rounds.
When you add Neco Williams, Billy Koumetio, and Elijah Dixon-Bonner to the list, they combined for a total of 18 appearances in the League Cup before the final.
“We believe in this pathway to the first team, this inside pathway to bring talents [through], to give chances, and to launch,” Pep Lijnders said before the match.
“That’s why I am extra proud that we reached the final in this competition. Because this competition was all about the journey, and we made the final.”