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Liverpool captain Henderson: I took jabs, tablets, everything to beat Barcelona!

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson admits he played through the pain barrier for the Champions League victory over Barcelona.

Henderson revealed he was left barely able to walk after a cynical stamp from Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet early in the epic semi final.

“I was struggling when I got a whack on the knee," said Henderson. "It was dead. The doctor said just keep it moving.

"I managed to get to half time and I had a bit of treatment, took painkillers, all that stuff which helped."

When pressed on what painkillers he took, the Liverpool captain's answer was the ultimate comment on the warrior spirit which allowed his side to deliver the greatest night in Anfield history,

“There was a jab and tablets. Both. Everything. I said: 'just give us everything'.

"So I managed to get through it and the crowd helped as well and keep us going. It was an amazing night and I am honoured to be part of it and contribute."

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