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Wijnaldum shares Virgil van Dijk’s Liverpool group WhatsApp message before Ajax game

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk gestures during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on September 12, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed Virgil van Dijk’s message to his teammates ahead of the Champions League clash against Ajax. The Reds celebrated a 1-0 win over the Dutch side as Nicolas Tagliafico scored an own goal and gave the Premier League side a win.

Virgil van Dijk missed the game against Ajax due to an injury that he suffered against Everton in the Premier League. The defender is preparing to undergo surgery on his snapped knee ligaments.

“Virgil sent a message, he wished us good luck in the group chat on WhatsApp, he wished everyone well, ” said Wijnaldum.

“But for me, I don’t think it is the right time to speak with Virgil about football – because football at this time is not the most important thing.

“I think for him and for me when we speak together the most important thing is his rehab and those things. So when I speak to him it is more about life than about football.

“It might change in a few months because then he will be far into his rehab, and can talk about the games. But for now it is definitely not the right time to speak about football with Virgil.”

source – Mirror

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