Jordan Henderson joined Liverpool from Sunderland in 2011 - at a time when Luis Suarez was beginning to terrorise the Premier League.
Henderson struggled in his early days for the Reds and nearly joined Fulham after just a year in the North West.
Now Henderson is a Champions League-winning captain and can look back at the past with a smile on his face.
"I was trying to do the best I can do," Henderson recalled of his early days at Liverpool.
"Being a footballer, there is criticism and people doubting you all the time.
"At that time, I was a young player and there were one or two things Luis did in training that I didn’t like.
"It made me feel I wasn’t good enough to be in the same team in training.
"The arms were up like ‘what the f*ck, what is he doing’, like I shouldn’t be there.
"That really hurt me. He did it three times and then I exploded and I was ready to kill him."
Suarez has not been without controversy - a racism row involving Manchester United's Patrice Evra being the least savoury of all.
But Henderson admits he actually grew to become good friends with Suarez and learned a lot from the Uruguayan.
From that point, I had a good relationship with Luis. The next game I set him up for his goal," he added.
“He was brilliant with me after that and I was really close to him after that and he was another big player I learned from.”
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