Jurgen Klopp has hailed Gini Wijnaldum as a Liverpool legend.
Out of contract next month, the Dutchman will play his final game against Crystal Palace.
All is not fully over since he has not yet accepted any offers from another club. He is still just 30 and not showing any signs of decline yet. Klopp hinted that the player could be convinced into an extension.
“On the playing staff we have a hugely important player who is out of contract with us,” said the Reds boss. “It is hard to write because you never say never and at the time of writing this, he has not confirmed his intentions for next season.
“But I must recognise him just in case this is his Anfield farewell.
“Gini Wijnaldum. An LFC legend now and forever. What this person – this wonderful, joyful, selfless person – has done for our team and club I cannot sum up in words in truth because my English is not good enough.”
Klopp added: “He is an architect of our success. We have built this Liverpool on his legs, lungs, brain and his huge, beautiful heart.
“If – and it is still is if – he goes, he does so knowing we as his teammates are eternally grateful for having this special human being come into our lives.
“I love him and he will always be family.”