Liverpool attacking midfielder Adam Lallana will play his final match for the club on Sunday in what also marks his farewell tie.
Men they say don’t cry, but that of course is not when there is 100% commitment.
Lallana broke down in tears in an emotional interview ahead of his final game as a Liverpool player on Sunday.
The midfielder is set to leave Anfield as his contract expires following the Reds’ clash with Newcastle United.
He has spent six years at the club after a £25m move from Southampton in 2014 and the 32-year-old has made 178 appearances in all competitions, lifting the Premier League and Champions League during his stay.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp presented Lallana with a framed collage of his best moments for the club in training on Friday and the playmaker gave an emotional interview to LFC TV.
Asked about his friendship with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, Lallana was teary-eyed, saying: “Having been with Jordan throughout the whole journey.
“I’ve been lucky enough to be alongside him when he’s had his down moments. Having been alongside him in his dark moments, a couple of injuries, him being alongside me in my dark moments, injuries… it’s not just defeats, it’s injuries as well.” That will be a constant battle for Premier League athletes throughout footballing careers.
“He deserves to be the captain of Liverpool, holding the four trophies in one season, more than anyone. No one can take that away from him ever. As his team-mate, not only his friend, nothing makes me happier really.”