From Sunderland to the summit of Europe, it has been quite the journey for Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.

After beating Tottenham 2-0 and hoisting the European Cup above his head, Henderson paid tribute to Jurgen Klopp.

"Like I've said before, without the manager this isn't possible.

"What he's done since he's come to this football club is unbelievable, not only the players that he's brought in to make the squad stronger, the players that were already here he's made better.

"He's created a special dressing room, so all the praise and everything goes to the manager."

On lifting the trophy, Henderson added: "I'm so proud to be part of this football club. I've been here a long time now, but to captain it is even more special for me.

"It means everything to me football. Since I was a kid I've just tried to give my best every time I've played football and help my team no matter what.

"There has been tough times and it has been difficult throughout my career but I've kept going, just like this team has kept going, and you have moments like this.

"This is the best moment of my life - apart from my children. This is what I've dreamed of since I was a kid.

"It's not about me, it's not about me captaining and lifting the trophy, it's special of course for me, but it's about this football club and these players. It's about this manager and now we need to keep going and kick on."