Following a report from Liverpool correspondent James Pearce in the Athletic, many Reds supporters have flocked to praise the club’s ‘outstanding‘ gesture surrounding George Floyd – with defender Virgil van Dijk and midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum apparently leading the team’s training tribute.
The two players, said to be deeply affected by the news, wanted to support the Black Lives Matter movement and organise a tribute to Floyd – with each squad member positioning themselves around the centre circle and placing their right knee on the Anfield turf.
Once the tribute finished, each player posted on social media with the caption ‘unity is strength‘ – prompting many Reds supporters to praise the gesture on Twitter.
Since Pearce detailed the lengths behind Liverpool’s tribute in support of Black Lives Matter, swathes of fans have taken to social media to support the cause – explaining how they are ‘just so proud‘ of the club.
Find all of their reactions to Pearce’s detailed summary down below.
— Aiden Walsh (@AidenW) June 1, 2020
That’s why I love this club!!!
— Canuck Scouser (@Mensana88) June 1, 2020
Im just so proud og this club. ❤️❤️❤️
— Ståle Soltvedt (@Torrebaker) June 1, 2020
Well done Gini Lad, YNWA ❤️❤️ #BLM
— LewCrisp ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@LewCrisp) June 2, 2020
Virgil van Dijk is a leader. #BlackLivesMatter
— Folarin Ademola (@Folarin_Ademola) June 1, 2020
Wonderful gesture. We’ve got a great bunch of lads #LFC
— Kevin (@KevOrf_5) June 1, 2020
Well done Liverpool 🙏🙏
— FAROUK 78692 supporter for 50years (@Mahomed64720744) June 1, 2020
My squad 😍
— Bill R (@BillR83) June 1, 2020