Steven Gerrard never fulfilled his dream of raising the Premier League title with his beloved Liverpool, but his successor at Anfield dedicated the triumph of this season to him.
The Rangers boss has made over 700 appearances for the Reds during a brilliant career, but the championship title has consistently eluded him.
After 30 years of waiting, Jurgen Klopp’s juggernaut finally delivered another title to Merseyside and the man who inherited the armband of the hero captain Anfield dedicated the victory to the Liverpool legend.
Henderson revealed that one of the first calls he made after the Reds were crowned champions for the first time in 30 years, was that of old teammate and close friend Gerrard, whose crash cost the Reds the 2014 title.
Boss Jurgen Klopp has already praised the role that Gerrard – voted the club’s biggest player in a national radio poll this week – played in preparing the way for success.
And Henderson followed him as he said, “This is personal enough for me and surely doing it for Stevie is big enough – I know how much that would mean to him.
“I was devastated in 2014 that we weren’t able to cross the line for him, but I know he will be so happy and so proud of this team to be able to bring the Premier League trophy to Liverpool and, yes, to do it for him. it’s big. “