Jordan Henderson reveals how Trent Alexander-Arnold was booked in to get an identical tattoo

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has revealed the way it was Trent Alexander-Arnold’s thought to get tattoos after their Champions League overcome Tottenham in 2019.

Liverpool received the 2019 Champions League ultimate 2–0, with a penalty which was scored after 106 seconds by Mohamed Salah and a objective by substitute Divock Origi after 87th minute.

Henderson and Alexander-Arnold had deliberate to mark the event by getting tattoos. Nevertheless, the right-back pulled out final minute after his mum banned him from getting any ink.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has revealed the total story behind the tattoo on his thigh

Henderson visited Tommy Montoya’s Klockwork Tattoo Membership in Covina for the particular appointment in 2019.

He selected to have the enduring Champions League trophy because the centerpiece of the tattoo with the date of the ultimate written beneath.

The England worldwide then posed with artist Montoya for an image as soon as his work was full.

Nevertheless, Henderson revealed the actual fact it ought to have been him and Alexander-Arnold posing for the photograph three years in the past.

Henderson stated: ‘I went to get a tattoo with Trent Alexander-Arnold – however his mum pressured him to drag out on the final minute!’

Jordan Henderson has got a tattoo on his thigh to mark his side's Champions League success

Jordan Henderson has received a tattoo on his thigh to mark his facet’s Champions League success

Henderson went on to clarify the scenario in larger element. He stated: ‘The times after beating Tottenham within the Champions League ultimate had been a blur.

‘We returned to Liverpool for an open-topped bus parade with the trophy the next day. Inside the week, I used to be in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s room in Portugal.

‘We had been there for the Nations League finals. We would simply had a coaching session with England, however our heads had been nonetheless within the Estadio Metropolitano, and Trent had an thought.

‘”Let’s get tattoos!” he stated. “We should always get the Champions League trophy tattooed on our calves.”

‘I have never received many tattoos. Simply one in every of my youngsters, that are on my ribs. Immediately, I stated I used to be up for it, although.

‘”You may do it, too, proper?” I stated. It was he who had recommended it, in any case. “100 per cent,” he stated.

‘We had been each going to Los Angeles for our summer time break, so I assumed I might ship Daniel Agger, the previous Liverpool defender, a message.

Trent Alexander-Arnold said they should get tattoos after winning the Champions League

Trent Alexander-Arnold stated they need to get tattoos after profitable the Champions League

‘Dan is aware of all the pieces there may be to learn about tattoos; he is lined in them and is a professional tattoo artist. I used to be certain there can be somebody he would be capable to repair us up with in LA.

‘I advised Trent that we might simply flip up and know that they’d do a very good job. “Yeah, yeah, yeah,” he stated. “Sensible. Find it irresistible.”

‘I wished to triple-check with him earlier than I organized it. “You are certain, aren’t you?” I requested once more. “You are completely certain?”

‘He stated, “Yeah, yeah, yeah. Completely.” So I texted Dan. He stated he knew somebody not removed from LA and that he’d prepare it.

‘Every week later, he gave us the date, the time, the placement, who we wanted to see. Every thing. Sensible.

‘It was a spot referred to as the Klockwork Tattoo Membership in Covina, California, about twenty miles east of downtown LA. I might labored out the route for us and all the pieces.

‘The evening earlier than, Trent and I had gone out to get meals. We had been each staying in Beverly Hills. I used to be in a resort; he was in a villa someplace. On the finish of the night, I organized to select him up the subsequent morning and we would head out to Covina.

Alexander-Arnold, 24, has said they should get tattoos of the trophy on their calfs

Alexander-Arnold, 24, has stated they need to get tattoos of the trophy on their calfs

‘I pulled up exterior his villa at 11am. I assumed he could be ready, nevertheless it was quiet. I waited for a bit, then he got here out. He was wanting a bit sheepish.

‘”Come on,” I stated. “Get in.”

‘”Erm,” he stated quietly. “I can not eat”.

‘”You what?” My face dropped. “What do you imply, you may’t eat?”

‘”I can not come as a result of my mother says I am not allowed,” he stated.

It is a wind-up, absolutely, I am pondering to myself.

‘”You f****** what?”‘ I stated. ‘”Get within the automobile, man. We have got to go. Are you critical? Your mam says you may’t get a tattoo?”

‘It turned out that Trent had talked about the tattoo to his brother, Tyler, who had talked about it to his mam, and she or he had rung Trent up and principally stated, “You are not getting a tattoo. Finish of.”

However, when Henderson went to pick Alexander-Arnold up on the day, he said he couldn't go anymore as his mum had banned him from getting a tattoo

Nevertheless, when Henderson went to select Alexander-Arnold up on the day, he stated he could not go anymore as his mum had banned him from getting a tattoo

‘I hadn’t recognized any of this whereas I used to be standing there like a lemon, ready exterior his villa. I saved telling him that we wanted to go, that all the pieces had been sorted out.

‘However he seemed critical. He stated his mam was n’t joyful. It began to sink in that this actually wasn’t a wind-up.

‘I shook my head. I thought of not going in any respect. However I thought of Dan and the difficulty he’d gone to and I did not wish to let him down.

‘It was an hour’s drive out of LA to get this tattoo on my quad. I waited round for a bit once I received there, however the man was good.

‘He received the main points of the trophy, put the date on and all the pieces. That evening, I might organized to satisfy up with Trent for some meals.

‘”Go on then, can I see it?”‘ he requested once I received there. ‘”I should not even be chatting with you, ought to I?”‘ I stated. I forgave him, however I nonetheless have not forgotten. He nonetheless owes me a tattoo…

Jordan Henderson: The Autobiography (Penguin Michael Joseph £25) is out now


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