Virgil van Dijk reportedly paid the away dressing room a visit after the full-time whistle called Liverpool’s FA Cup meeting with Shrewsbury to an end.
The classy gesture from the Dutchman was shared by opposition head coach Steve Cotterill (via a tweet from PA journalist Carl Markham), with the manager describing the centre-half as a ‘gentleman’.
Shrewsbury boss Steve Cotterill paying tribute to @LFC's classy captain @VirgilvDijk “Virgil came into our dressing room and congratulated everyone and brought his shirt in. Not only is he a top player he is a gentleman and it was a very good experience for our players today"
— Carl Markham (@carlmarkham) January 9, 2022
The Salop sparked life into the Third Round of the competition by taking the lead at Anfield via a ruthless Daniel Udoh finish, with the Merseysiders responding well to claw back an equaliser and the lead before half-time.
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It’s moments like these that certainly justify in part our recruitment team (and Jurgen Klopp’s) insistence on the importance of character when bringing in new faces to the club.
We’re fortunate to not only have extremely talented footballers wearing the famous red shirt but also genuine human beings who properly represent the values of the club and city.
Liverpool hero would be fourth highest appearance holder and second-top goal scorer EVER, if his wartime goals and games were counted