Virgil van Dijk’s classy gesture for Liverpool fan after Dublin friendly

Shai Khullar
5th August 2018
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Liverpool's Irish supporters had a lot to cheer during Saturday's 5-0 victory over and made one fan's day extra special.

The Reds eased to a 5-0 over Napoli at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday. , , , and all made their mark on the scoresheet in front of a sell-out crowd.

Ahead of the much-anticipated fixture, Jessica McMahon, a mother whose daughter lives with autism, sent Reds defender Virgil van Dijk a request for his shirt.

Van Dijk, in true Scouse fashion, duly obliged, with Jessica tweeting a photo of her daughter Molly and the Reds defender together following the friendly.

Van Dijk

The Dutch defender replied to Jessica shortly after, thanking the family for their support.

Van Dijk's gesture is the latest this week, with also getting in touch with a supporter to get them a signed shirt from the Liverpool squad.

Both tweets have since gone viral, with supporters commenting on how classy their gestures are.

Klopp‘s side put Napoli to the sword in their penultimate pre-season match in what was an impeccable attacking display.

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The Reds started with aplomb, with Milner handing Liverpool the lead in the early exchanges. Wijnaldum then added a second soon after, heading from close range.

The Reds then added a further three goals during the second half, with Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno all adding themselves on the scoresheet.

It proved a comfortable afternoon for Liverpool as Alisson made his debut in a Reds shirt, whilst Trent Alexander-Arnold and made their returns.

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