Liverpool captain Henderson pens moving letter to Lovren
The Reds captain Jordan Henderson made his feelings very clear about his fondness the player he has shared a dressing room with for several years.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson sent former teammate Dejan Lovren a heartfelt letter after the Croatian made a summer move to Zenit St. Petersburg.
The letter was accompanied with a gift of a replica Premier League trophy - after The Reds’ historic title win - and 31-year-old defender has now shared this message on Instagram for others to read and appreciate. When doing so he said that he was ‘without words’.
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Captain Henderson's letter to Lovren
"Dej, It's impossible to think of Liverpool without you being with us and to be honest it hasn't really sunk in yet you won't be coming back," Henderson wrote in the letter shared by Lovren.
"You have been such a massive figure in our team and one of the biggest influences in helping drive us to the point where we are at now; winners and champions.
"I hope you realise that in the game you are rightly considered one of the best in the world at what you do. For us and Croatia you instilled a mentality within the dressing room of always keeping fighting.
"Even in times when it was tough for you, you were still there for everyone else. I will never forget the support you gave me and difference you made to me in helping to lead this team. You were always a 'captain' yourself, without ever needing an armband. We all look up to you.
"Off the pitch, you are one of the biggest characters I've ever shared a dressing room with. Every player - no matter where in the world they came from or their circumstances, could connect with you. It's an unbelievable human quality.
"I miss you already, even though I keep expecting you to bowl back into Melwood and be in the middle of banter and discussions.
"I hope you realise how much we all appreciate what you gave for this club and us as a team. I can't thank you enough and I am always available if you or your amazing family need anything.
"Good luck for the future, but know you still have your brothers in Liverpool if you ever need us. YNWA, Hendo."