Jordan Henderson mural unveiled after Liverpool skipper is named Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year

Jordan Henderson has had a mural created in his honour outside Anfield after the Liverpool skipper led his side to a first Premier League title in 30 years.

The former Sunderland midfielder has enjoyed an outstanding season on and off the field, and earlier this week was named the FWA Footballer of the Year.

Things couldn’t have gone much better for Henderson this season

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Things couldn’t have gone much better for Henderson this season

 

The words ‘never stop believing’ are etched across the image, which was created by Redmen TV in a partnership with Murwalls LTD.

The image sits opposite a mural of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s no.66 shirt.

Meanwhile, Henderson fought back the tears upon hearing a congratulatory message from manager Jurgen Klopp after picking up the aforementioned gong.


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In the message Klopp said: “One of the big questions in football is what makes a proper player? What is more important, is it talent? Or is it attitude?

“Without talent you are nothing. Without attitude, you will stay a talent forever.

“You are the perfect mix. Who would have thought that the young fella coming from Sunderland to Liverpool with big dreams would be one day the best player in the Premier League?

The image of Henderson lifting the trophy is opposite a mural of teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold

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The image of Henderson lifting the trophy is opposite a mural of teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold

“Maybe you dreamt of it, I’m not sure you thought it would happen. I know you are confident enough to have big dreams but now is the moment where everybody saw it.

“Everybody saw what a great player and personality you are. What a great character you are.

“I know the human being behind the player, you deserve an award for that as well.”

The England international said afterwards that he knew he’d struggle to contain his emotions watching the interview live.


“I knew I would get emotional because, it’s just, without the gaffer I wouldn’t be sitting here so to hear that from him means a lot,” he explained.

“He knows what I’ve been through, so yeah, that’s why I’m emotional.”

It has been a remarkable turnaround for Henderson, who came close to leaving the club under Brendan Rodgers‘ tutelage.

Henderson is unavailable for Liverpool’s final game of the season at Newcastle after suffering a knee injury during the 3-1 victory over Brighton earlier this month.


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