A mural of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been painted on the side of a house outside Anfield to celebrate their title success.
Henderson is shown lifting up the Premier League trophy with the message ‘Anything is possible, never stop believing’ written next to the artwork, created by Redmen TV in a partnership with Murwalls LTD.
It comes on the same day the 30-year-old was named as the Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year to sum up a fantastic season for the midfielder.
A note on the bottom of the piece also pays tribute to Alder Hay hospital to recognise the work they have done.
‘Jordan Henderson embodies everything the club stands for both on and off the pitch and that’s why I wanted him to be the feature of this mural,’ said Chris Pajak, co-founder of The Redmen TV, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.
‘The timing could not have been better either with today being the day that he wins the FWA’s Footballer of the Year award.
‘Jordan has fought through adversity in his Liverpool career but come out stronger for it, much like the City itself.
‘His drive, determination and leadership shines through and I hope his actions and this mural will inspire people for years to come.
‘This is our way of saying thank you to him and the rest of the Liverpool squad.’
Henderson has been one of the stand-out performers in Liverpool’s incredible season after inspiring the team to their first league title in 30 years and is one of the favourites to become PFA Player of the Year – though the awards ceremony was indefinitely suspended on Friday as the players’ union look to find the ‘best way’ to host it amid the coronavirus pandemic
He won the FWA award after receiving over a quarter of the votes in the annual survey of journalists and reporters.
And his manager Jurgen Klopp paid tribute to him after he was recognised, saying it was ‘absolutely deserved’.
‘His resilience made him the player he is now,’ Klopp said. ‘Is it the talent or the attitude? The answer is it’s probably a mix.
‘Always a really skilled boy. He was already an exceptional player but at the highest level you have to be prepared to fight every day. He made his way and it’s absolutely deserved.
‘Other players played an exceptional season, but if you want to have a guy who fought his way through to the point where he is now, absolutely deserved, one of the best players in the league and this year everyone’s acknowledged that.’