Manchester Metropolis star Aymeric Laporte despatched a supportive message to Virgil van Dijk, with the Liverpool defender more likely to miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a critical knee harm.
It was confirmed on Sunday that the Dutch centre-back sustained ACL injury throughout Saturday’s Merseyside derby and can bear surgical procedure.
Laporte was out for over six months with a knee drawback final time period, which turned out to be pivotal in Pep Guardiola’s facet surrendering the title.
Amidst the fierce rivalry between the 2 golf equipment, Laporte despatched Van Dijk a message of help after the defender posted his personal assertion on social media.
“Sorry bro. Better of luck for the short restoration, by no means neither enjoyable nor rejoicing whilst rivals,” Laporte wrote on Twitter.
Van Dijk’s personal message on Twitter mentioned: “This afternoon I met with a number one advisor to start out the method of planning the finer particulars of my rehabilitation following the incident yesterday.
“I am now absolutely centered on my restoration and can do the whole lot I can to be again as shortly as attainable.
“Regardless of the apparent disappointment, I am a agency believer that inside difficultly lies alternative and with God’s assist I am going to ensure I can return higher, fitter and stronger than ever earlier than.
“In soccer, as in life, I consider the whole lot occurs for a purpose and it is vital to attempt to hold degree headed whether or not going via the highs or the lows.
“With the help of my spouse, youngsters, household and everybody at Liverpool, I am prepared for the problem forward.
“I would wish to thank everybody for the messages of help, it is meant an enormous quantity to me and my household, and I am going to now be doing the whole lot attainable to help my teammates in any means I can forward of an enormous few weeks forward as I take my very own restoration daily. I will be again.”