Read Jordan Henderson's emotional goodbye letter to Dejan Lovren that left ex-Liverpool star lost for words

DEJAN LOVREN has revealed the emotional goodbye message and gift he received from Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson.

The Croatian left Anfield this summer following a six-year stint this summer for Zenit St Petersburg having helped the Reds win the Premier League title.



That came 12 months after Jurgen Klopp’s side lifted the Champions League.

And the Liverpool captain showed once again why he is revered and respected by many with a touching farewell present and letter to the defender.

Lovren revealed on his social media accounts he had received a Premier League trophy replica that was engraved with the name of every player in the squad.

And he admitted on his instagram story how humbled he was by the gesture.

Lovren wrote: “I am without words captain… Thank you once again.”

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Henderson’s Liverpool-headed letter said: “Dej, it is impossible to think about Liverpool without you being here with us and to be honest it hasn't really sunk in yet you're not coming back. 

“You have been such a massive figure in our team and one of the biggest influences in helping drive us to the point 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 keep fighting. 

“Even in times where it was tough for you, you were still there for everyone else. I will never forget the support you gave me and the difference you made in helping lead this team.

“You were always a 'captain' yourself, without ever needing an armband, we all look up to you. Off the pitch, you were one of the biggest characters I shared a dressing room with.

“Every player – no matter where in the world they came from or their circumstances, could connect with you. It is 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 brothers in Liverpool if you ever need us. YNWA. Hendo.”

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Lovren joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2014 and played 131 times in the top-flight for the Merseyside outfit.

Meanwhile, Henderson was among the frontrunners for the PFA Player of the Year award, only being pipped to the prize by Kevin De Bruyne.

And he demonstrated his class again yesterday when that was announced by congratulating the Manchester City playmaker.

He said: “Congratulations to Kevin de Bruyne on winning the PFA Players' Player of the Year award. Class act on and off the pitch. Well deserved.”

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