Jordan Henderson reveals NON-ALCOHOLIC is the champagne sprayed in Liverpool’s Premier League cup lift to serve Muslim stars Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane … as captain praising diversity in Anfield’s dressing room
- Jordan Henderson lifted the Premier League trophy for Liverpool back in July
- But the Reds captain revealed how the performances were attended to their team
- Alcoholic non-alcoholic champagne was extracted because of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane
- The attacking African pair, who are two of Liverpool’s top players, are Muslim
Jordan Henderson has found out how Liverpool exploded non-alcoholic champagne as they celebrated their Premier League title to serve Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
The Liverpool captain got his hands on the cup back in July, as Jurgen Klopp ‘s side celebrated a big season, winning the title of top flight for the first time in 30 years.
But, talking to The Times ahead of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday he was named, Henderson revealed that the champagne sprayed on the day was non-alcoholic as Salah and Mane are Muslim and praised the couple’s trip to top.
Jordan Henderson revealed that the champagne sprayed in celebration of the title was non-alcoholic
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane were key members of Liverpool’s Premier League influence
‘The non-alcoholic champagne was strong with the lifting of the cup because of Mo and Sadio,’ said Henderson.
‘Inside the dressing rooms there is none of that [intolerance] so why is that not true in the outside world? ‘
In September, Essex captain Tom Westley apologized after pouring alcohol over a Muslim player while the team celebrated the Bob Willis Cup win.
Batsman Feroze Khushi, who was 12th in the final against Somerset, was photographed getting rid of liquor pouring over the Lord ‘s balcony.
Essex apologizes after pouring beer over Muslim player Feroze Khushi (left) in September
Meanwhile, Henderson, who began his career at Sunderland before moving to Anfield in 2011, spoke clearly about the diversity in the Reds dressing room as well.
‘I look at Sadio and Mo and where they came from [rural Senegal and Egypt respectively] and their achievements are remarkable.
‘When we are in the pool and swim Sadio, he says that he learned because he lived in a small town by the water [the Casamance river in Sedhiou] so he used to go in the water.
‘I look at my journey and I’ve been a very lucky, working class family, but I haven’t experienced some of the stuff they’ve had in my life. ‘
Henderson talked about Salah (pic) and Mane’s humble beginnings growing up back in Africa
Henderson, 30, said this week that Jack Grealish will be his special player in the Premier League in 2020, over any of his players.
The midfielder will play alongside captain Aston Villa at international level with England.
Henderson saw Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino score 45 goals together in 2019-20, but the England midfielder grabbed the trio forward and the rest of his Liverpool players to select Grealish, who helped with Villa staying in the top flight last season.