Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish will present the Premier League trophy to Liverpool after Thirty years of waiting, Owosports reports
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says it will “make it even more special”. For the former manager to present the trophy the club last won since 1990 when Dalglish was manager.
There will be a special ceremony after Liverpool’s game against Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday.
“He’s an iconic figure at this football club, a huge person who we all love,” Henderson told BBC Breakfast.
Henderson was signed for Liverpool from Sunderland in 2011 by Dalglish during his second spell in charge of the club.
The Liverpool legend is one of the most decorated figures in football and iconic in Merseyside for his trophy-laden career as a player and then a manager, as well as leading the club through the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster.
The 30-year-old English midfielder, has being one of the club’s star performers this season. He made 30 league appearances, scoring four goals, before being ruled out for the final four matches of the campaign with a knee injury suffered against Brighton.
Henderson – who has won the league title after lifting the 2019 Champions League, as well as this season’s UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup – says he uses his critics to motivate himself.
“Ultimately, you will get criticised, whether that’s in the past, now or in the future as a footballer,” he said.
“I feel I’ve learned to use it in the right way – as extra motivation and as energy. So, yes, in a way that’s helped me in my career.”
He added: “I experienced it a little bit at Sunderland, but when you come to a club like Liverpool, the expectation is so high.
“I’d just turned 21, so it was more difficult when I was younger, but the only way you learn to cope is with experience.
“Having gone through different experiences throughout my life and in my career – people telling me I was not good enough or not big enough or not fast enough or whatever it may be for Sunderland, Liverpool, England – I’ve always had questions marks.
“As you get older, you just use it in a different way. Now I look for the criticism because it gives me the extra motivation to prove people wrong.”