Henderson in line for hometown honour after winning CL final

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After captaining the Reds to Champions League glory in Madrid, Jordan Henderson has written his name in club legend and will be spoken of forever now.

But it won’t just be in Liverpool that his name will be sung.

After lifting aloft Ol’ Big Ears, the Mackem midfielder is set to be proudly granted with the Freedom of the City of Sunderland, as initial conversations have been struck up about the idea.

Originally hailing from the Wearside city, it will be a great honour for the 28-year-old and his family, which represents a just reward for what is obviously a hugely impressive accomplishment.

Sunderland City Councellor, Michael Mordey, told the Sunderland Echo“Freedom of the City for Jordan Henderson is an idea that has been suggested by the majority Labour Group, which the council is now considering.

“He has always been a fantastic ambassador for his home city, his club and his country.

“Honouring Jordan would follow freedoms awarded to Sunderland football club legends Niall Quinn MBE in 2013 and Jimmy Montgomery MBE in 2016.”

Hendo arrived at Anfield from the Black Cats back in 2011 with a big reputation and a fee of around £20 million. He then ended up making his debut for the Reds against his old club.

Nearly 250 appearances, plus a League Cup and now a Champions League trophy later, the Reds skipper deserves all the praise, awards, and plaudits that look set to be bestowed upon him.

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