A number of Liverpool fans have praised club captain Jordan Henderson for a gesture he made towards a Reds-supporting season ticket holder.
The 29-year-old shared a video on his Twitter profile @JHenderson which was uploaded by Liverpool’s official account @LFC (in conjunction with Nivea Men UK) and shows a surprise phone call that he made to Reds fan David Kerruish, who has suffered the death of both of his parents in recent months.
It was a tough end to 2019 for lifelong red, David Kerruish, so with the help of his sister I gave him a little surprise. ?? YNWA https://t.co/BX45m4bSby
— Jordan Henderson (@JHenderson) May 1, 2020
As outlined in the video posted by @LFC, his mother was diagonsed with terminal cancer and died a month later. The following month, on the day of the Reds’ 3-1 win over Manchester City at Anfield, his father died after breaking his neck in a fall.
David’s wife Angela and sister Christiane arranged for Henderson to surprise him with a phone call, in lieu of being unable to visit him personally due to the UK’s lockdown. The 29-year-old also told David that he and his family have been invited to Melwood to meet with the Liverpool players, as well as being given two free season tickets for 2020/21.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter hailed Henderson for his interaction with, and surprises for, David – one Kopite hailed the Reds captain as a “hero” following his kind gesture:
— Luke Dagg (@lukedagg) May 1, 2020
Top man, Hendo. Great role model and always first to step up to fight adversity and help others. ?
— Ben (@shippy03) May 1, 2020
Wow Jordan I’m in tears here. Thanks so much for everything this season. Take care and hopefully we’ll see you back on the pitch soon to continue the league and bring home the League trophy
— Danny (@dpjobrien) May 1, 2020
Wouldn’t want anyone else in the world as captain ??
— The Anfield Talk (@TheAnfieldTalk) May 1, 2020
Lovely. I got all teary.
— Kathy Donaldson (@KathyDonaldson5) May 1, 2020
Lovely gesture but it’s the sincerity that stands out to me, nice one skipper! ?@TylerWebb1998 @PBplay
— Gary Webb (@Webb1Gary) May 1, 2020
I’m in bits here. Nice work Captain x
— Lets get lyrical (@III_VIII_I) May 1, 2020
Aww that was so touching, lovely from you Hendo ??
— Julian ? (@01mJulian) May 1, 2020
Liverpool fans, what did you make of Henderson’s gesture? Share your views in the comments section below.