IT speaks volumes about Jamie’s selfless nature that even the manner of this announcement is putting the team and the club before himself. It’s what he’s done throughout his entire career. He told me he didn’t want the manager or myself fending off questions regarding his future when he had already made his decision. Jamie’s focus, like ours, is on finishing the season as strongly as possible.

Everyone within the game knows that Jamie has been a colossal figure for Liverpool.

You don’t have a career spanning three decades at the very top of this game unless you are an exceptional player and what’s more, he epitomises the values this club was built on and continues to stand for. In line with his wishes we will wait until the season ends before giving him the true recognition he deserves. We will also wait until that time to comment further regarding what involvement he may have with the club going forward.”