Virgil van Dijk was captured dishing out a telling off to Trent Alexander-Arnold late on during Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Brighton.
It took helicopter arms and cries of the right-back’s name for the Dutchman to get his message to step up across to his teammate.
No matter how trivial, it marked yet another glimpse of the authority he has imposed as the Reds’ senior figure at the back this season.
The club’s record signing produced a typically-commanding display to fend off late pressure from the hosts and help his side seal a valuable three points.
He proved perfect assistance to Fabinho as the Brazilian impressed in his role as a make-shift centre-back amid the club’s recent barrage of defensive injuries.
Take a look at an unusually-animated Van Dijk…