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"Classy gesture": Liverpool fans swoon at Depay message to Van Dijk

Liverpool fans are in for a rollercoaster of a season. The Reds are somehow still joint top of the league despite a tumultuous start to the campaign, versus last season they’re up one elite centre midfielder and down one world beating centre back. In light of the loss of our best defender, Liverpool fans have appreciated the Memphis Depay message to Virgil van Dijk.

Liverpool fans have appreciated the Memphis Depay message to Virgil van Dijk. (Photo by Laurens Lindhout/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Van Dijk injury

Virgil van Dijk is unlikely to play again this season after a calamitous moment in the Merseyside Derby.

The hapless Jordan Pickford flew in at Virgil’s knees in a thuggish manner early on into the game.

The keeper somehow escaped a red card whilst the Dutchman limped off the field. We learned a day later that the defender had torn his ACL and would be undergoing surgery.

Jürgen Klopp now has just two senior centre backs at his disposal, one of which is currently sidelined with a muscle injury.

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Memphis Depay message to Van Dijk

This weekend Lyon took on AS Monaco in the French Ligue 1.

Lyon took the lead shortly after 10 minutes when their Dutch forward tucked away smartly.

Memphis Depay then sent a message to Virgil van Dijk in the nearest television camera.

The striker lifted his top to reveal “Virgil stay strong my brother”.

Depay himself has recently returned to action following a cruciate ligament rupture of his own.

Twitter reacts to Depay message

One fan was swooning over the togetherness of the Dutch side.

Another pointed out that Depay knows the struggle.

The move was deemed a classy gesture.

He received high praise.

And plenty of respect.

Fans were disappointed that other Twitter users couldn’t just appreciate the gesture.

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