JURGEN KLOPP hailed Jordan Henderson because the ‘celebrity’ behind Liverpool’s success upon his recognition at Sports activities Persona of the 12 months.
The Reds captain completed second within the voting for the 2020 award, coming in behind Formula One hero Lewis Hamilton.
Jordan Henderson got here second in BBC’s SPOTY ceremonyCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Jurgen Klopp picked up his personal award and hailed Henderson’s contributionCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
However there was much more silverware for Liverpool because the Premier League winners scooped the Group of the 12 months gong, with Klopp named Coach of the 12 months.
At the star-studded ceremony, the German learn out a letter to Henderson, 30, underlining his worth to the staff.
He instructed the BBC occasion: “Hiya pal, good day our captain.
“After we received the Premier League title final season, you wrote a private letter to each participant within the squad and myself.
“Nicely, now it is my flip. I write this letter to you.
“This Liverpool staff they are saying we do not have one celebrity. For us the staff is the star. That is true. However you’re a celebrity at making us that staff.
You are a world-class athlete and soccer participant however you might be a fair higher human being.
“Jordan, individuals too usually ignore your high quality. However not me and never your team-mates.
“After a tricky journey with many obstacles everybody can see it – character, character and skill. The whole package deal.
“You led our membership to ending a 30-year wait. You probably did it with humility and beauty. You are a world-class athlete and soccer participant however you might be a fair higher human being.
“Thanks for every little thing, my pal, and here is to an ideal 2021. With love, Jurgen.”
Liverpool ended their 30-year await a league title final season and are up and working of their defence of the crown.
Henderson scored in Saturday’s 7-0 thumping of Crystal Palace, sending his facet 4 factors clear atop the desk.
Klopp and Henderson have fashioned a formidable partnership at AnfieldCredit score: EPA
Klopp, 53, hailed his stars upon the Group of the 12 months announcement and instructed followers to count on a giant celebration when allowed to take action.
He said: “I feel my staff deserves it as a result of they did an unimaginable job.
“It is a mixture of expertise, character, need and the ability of the membership.
“That every one comes collectively and we turned champions and it was an ideal, nice second.
“We do what we are able to to bridge the time till followers are again once more, we wish to organise a giant huge celebration after we are allowed.
“Possibly we are able to win one thing once more earlier than then and have two issues to rejoice.
“However the one factor we received final yr, we’ll rejoice for certain and we will not wait to see you once more.
“Getting this prize, by the way in which, in Manchester… Makes it even sweeter.”