Jurgen Klopp has assured supporters that Jordan Henderson will lift the Premier League trophy for Liverpool despite being ruled out for the rest of the season through injury.
The Reds skipper has been in superb form in their stellar campaign, but looks set to be absent from the last three games after injuring his knee in the win against Brighton on Wednesday.
There were some worries from fans that this would see the midfielder miss out on lifting the trophy in their last home game against Chelsea on July 22.
But when asked about the situation following his side’s 1-1 draw against Burnley, Klopp said Henderson would be doing the honours in one way or another.
“Get him out of the tracksuit? I don’t know yet, we will do everything that is possible to do it the right way,” Klopp said. “He is absolutely one of the great captains of this club.
“I have no idea what will be the rule. If you are not in the starting lineup – which will be difficult for Hendo – then I don’t know what we will do.”
When told that the rules have been changed to allow injured players to lift the trophy, Klopp continued: “Then Hendo will be there and he will wear the match kit and everything will be fine.
“We know since yesterday the injury is not as serious as we really thought, all of us and it is big relief, big relief because we really thought he deserves exactly – for the role he played the last years now – he deserves to be in that spot at that moment [when we lift the trophy].
“So we will find a solution that shows the respect absolutely for what he did. All the boys want that by the way, they all want him to be there and that was one of the first things I heard after we won the league!”