27 Jul Henderson joins Gerrard at Saudi club Al Ettifaq
The England international confirmed his departure from Liverpool following 12 years at Anfield on Wednesday.
Speaking to Liverpool’s website, club manager Jurgen Klopp said: “Monday when we arrived back in Liverpool, Hendo was waiting for us to say goodbye properly to the team and to the coaching staff as well, so that was a really nice gesture — a really nice thing to do.
“I know it was a really, really tough decision for Hendo and I was around or with him all the way. It’s sad, absolutely strange, because he is the only captain I had here at Liverpool, but I think it is exciting for him as well.
“We will miss him, without a shadow of a doubt, that’s clear – as a man and as a player. But, as I said, that’s football.”
Henderson made 492 appearances for Liverpool and scored 33 goals during his 12 years at the club.