Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was filmed in an emotional embrace with his father after winning the Champions League final on Saturday night.
The 2-0 victory over Tottenham marked Henderson's second trophy as a Reds player, and first as captain, while it was clearly an emotional night for the 28-year-old.
Sir Alex Ferguson famously also criticised Henderson's running style in his autobiography, while the former Sunderland star was once almost sold to Fulham in an exchange deal for Clint Dempsey.
Henderson proved the doubters wrong though, becoming an integral cog in Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool machine, now lifting the Champions League trophy as skipper.
Video producer Charlie Gibson caught the moment as Henderson, wearing his medal around his neck, sought out his dad Brian for an emotional hug at the side of the Wanda Metropolitano pitch.
❌ Told he couldn't run properly— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) June 2, 2019
❌ Told he wasn't good enough
❌ Told he was too safe
Jordan Henderson. Champions League winning captain.
He broke down in tears with his dad at the final whistle...
Brian Henderson later told Optus Sport of a promise his son made to him many years ago.
He said: "When he was 10 I took him to see a Champions League final between the two Milans at Man Utd and he said to us, when they came out to the Champions League music, he said 'dad I'm going to play there one day.'
"He's done it not once, but twice. And he's won one. I'm absolutely delighted for him."
Jordan Henderson used to want to win the FA Cup with Sunderland before he’s 30.— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) June 1, 2019
Now won the Champions League with Liverpool with two years to spare. pic.twitter.com/HsAeNZH9hc
"I am the proudest man in the world. Absolutely," he added of his son's achievement.
"Everybody was dead on their feet but they came through and I'm just so proud. Unbelievably proud."
"It's just very emotional, the tears come, you start shaking, you grab your wife, you grab your daughter-in-law, you grab anybody that's around you. I'm just so, so happy."
Source : 90min