Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum paid tribute to Virgil van Dijk as he scored twice in the Netherlands' 3-1 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Wijnaldum was on form in Sunday's Nations League clash, firing his side into a two-goal lead within the first 13 minutes.
First he drove into the box to connect with a low cross from Denzel Dumfries, then the 30-year-old was in the right place at the right time to tap home from a Steven Berghuis header into the box.
And both times Wijnaldum paid tribute to injured club and country team-mate Van Dijk by putting his right hand under his chin and wiggling his fingers.
It's the celebration Van Dijk uses when he scores, with Wijnaldum giving a clear nod to the defender, who could miss the rest of the season following successful surgery on a ruptured ACL.
And Wijnaldum's tribute wasn't lost on Liverpool fans when images of his celebration appeared on Twitter.
One fan described it as a “Great tribute", while another said: “Class – nice gesture from him."
Another simply said: “What a friendship.”
Lyon ace Memphis Depay scored Holland's third before Smail Prevljak scored a consolation for the visitors.
It was only the Netherlands' second victory from five Nations League matches – but Wijnaldum's performance was a plus for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ahead of Sunday's Premier League return against leaders Leicester.
As well as being without Van Dijk for the Anfield clash, Liverpool will be missing Joe Gomez, also out with a long-term knee injury, and right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, who has a calf problem.
Injury-prone Joel Matip is the club's only senior centre-half available, while stand-in defender Fabinho is recovering from a hamstring injury.
Left-back Andy Robertson has suffered a hamstring worry on international duty, and Jordan Henderson went off with muscle tightness during England's defeat to Belgium on Sunday.
The Reds also have concerns up front, with Mohamed Salah ruled out of the visit of Leicester as he is self-isolating having displayed "mild" symptoms of coronavirus.
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