Rickie Lambert happy to see Liverpool captain's progress
It was only a short time he was at Liverpool, but that hasn't changed the fact that, deep down, Rickie Lambert is a Red.
A dream came true for Lambert when he signed for the club in the summer of 2014. He would go on to stay for just one season, and score 3 goals in the process.
But that hasn't dimmed his love of the club, and his friendship with now Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, who's progress he has been delighted to witness.
He Liverpoolfc.com: "Brilliant, a lovely lad. I loved Hendo. A great professional.
"I’ve always been a big admirer of Jordan. When I first saw him – technically superb, mentally superb and physically superb.
"It was always going to be a little bit difficult taking over the reins from Stevie G. I thought he handled it brilliantly; he just kept his head down, came through it better, stronger and more determined."
And obviously, as a Red, he was pretty happy with the Champions League win as well and just as delighted to see two of his old Liverpool mates lift it.
He added: "To see him lift the European Cup made me a little bit emotional. Seeing Adz [Adam Lallana] go over and hug him, it was a bit emotional because I know where he’s been.
"I was quite close to Hendo and obviously Adz when I was here. To see them two like that and especially Hendo lifting the trophy was unbelievable."