Liverpool fans have praised captain Jordan Henderson following his touching letter sent to Dejan Lovren.
Henderson sent Lovren a message and replica of the Premier League trophy after the defender left the Reds to join Zenit St Petersburg earlier this summer.
Lovren was part of the Champions League and Premier League-winning Reds during his six-year stay at Anfield.
And Henderson revealed the impact the Croatian star had on the Liverpool squad during his time on Merseyside.
"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.
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"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.
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"Good luck for the future, but know you still have your brothers in Liverpool if you ever need us. YNWA, Hendo."
And Reds fans were loving the message, with one writing: “Proper emotional after reading this. The game is more than just 11 good players on the pitch it needs characters in the dressing room. Lovren and Lallana both were integral to that. Luckily we still have others like Henderson, Van Dijk, Chamberlain etc.”
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Another added: “You can’t beat the Liverpool FC culture. We ride till the wheels are off and the engines are down. Great gesture capo. YNWA. Dejan Lovren best defender in the world.”
While one more simply put: “Briiliant that. Respect costs nothing.”
And a fellow Reds fan commented: "It's so f***ing hard not to love this team."
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