Memphis Depay Sends Message To Virgil van Dijk After Scoring For Lyon
Memphis Depay sent a message to the injured Virgil van Dijk following his goal for Lyon on Sunday.
Depay scored to put Lyon ahead against AS Monaco then revealed a touching message to his Dutch compatriot.
The ex-Manchester United forward lifted his shirt with a message underneath, saying: "Virgil stay strong my brother."
:flag_nl: Memphis Depay scores for Lyon and sends a message to Dutch team-mate Virgil van Dijk. pic.twitter.com/pUgChCijoe
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 25, 2020
Van Dijk suffered a serious knee injury following a reckless challenge from Everton's Jordan Pickford.
He's set to have surgery and will likely miss the rest of the season.
Van Dijk, 29, has vowed to return better than ever as he took to social media to share a statement.
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In a tweet he posted last Sunday, he said: "This afternoon I met with a leading consultant to start the process of planning the finer details of my rehabilitation following the incident yesterday.
"I'm now fully focused on my recovery and will do everything I can to be back as quickly as possible.
"Despite the obvious disappointment, I'm a firm believer that within difficulty lies opportunity and with God's help I'm going to make sure I return better, fitter and stronger than ever before.
"In football and in life, I believe everything happens for a reasoned it's important to try and keep level headed whether going through the highs or the lows.
"With the support of my wife, kids, family and everyone at Liverpool, I'm ready for the challenge ahead.
"I'd like to thank everyone for the messages of supporter, it's meant a huge amount to me and my family and I'll now be doing everything possible to supporter my teammates in any way I can ahead of a big few weeks ahead as I take my own recovery day by day. I'll be back. Virgil van Dijk."
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