Virgil van Dijk had demanded a goal from Georginio Wijnaldum against Wolves… and the Liverpool midfielder told stricken team-mate ‘no problem’ before curling in beauty and celebrating with defender’s signature move
Georginio Wijnaldum fulfilled Virgil van Dijk’s special request for a goal against Wolves before paying homage to his stricken team-mate on Sunday.
The midfielder, who was outstanding in Liverpool’s 4-0 win in front of 2000 fans at Anfield, curled in a brilliant effort to double the lead before performing Van Dijk’s signature celebration, putting his hand under his chin and wiggling his fingers.
After the game he explained to the club’s website: ‘I already said that every goal I score this year I will dedicate to him because we all miss him.
‘It was great to have him back. He said to me in the dressing room, “I want to see something today, I want a goal” so I said: “No problem!”‘.
Van Dijk, who is rehabilitating his devastating knee ligament injury and battling to recover before the end of the season, was watching the game a few seats behind the dugout.
The central defender reacted with a beaming smile when Wijnaldum wheeled towards him with the familiar celebration after putting Liverpool 2-0 ahead.
Source – Mail Online