Jordan Henderson reveals why he didn’t ask Lionel Messi for his shirt

Liverpool midfielder and skipper Jordan Henderson has revealed why he did not feel the need to ask for Lionel Messi’s shirt after the clash between the two clubs in the semi-final of the Champions League last month.

Jurgen Klopp’s side came back from a 3-0 deficit to thrash Barcelona in a 4-0 defeat for the Spanish champions at Anfield in the second-leg of the Champions League semi-final.

Liverpool managed to deliver one of the most memorable comebacks in the history of the competition at home to set up an all-English final with Tottenham Hotspur which they won on Saturday night.

Skipper Jordan Henderson has revealed that he was amazed by the incredible performance of Barcelona maestro Lionel Messi at Camp Nou, but has insisted that he didn’t think about swapping jerseys with the Argentine.

“Did I think about asking for his shirt? No. I’ve never done it,” the Liverpool midfielder told Sportsmail.

“Roy Keane told me when I was at Sunderland that if you ask for someone’s shirt, it looks like you are in awe of them.

“As it turned out, I came home with Luis Suarez’s shirt. Luis is a good lad and he gave me it as a gesture as we had played together for Liverpool. I don’t know what he’s done with mine!”