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​Liverpool defender van Dijk makes substantial donation to Dutch Deaf national team

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has made a significant donation to the Dutch Deaf national team.

The 30-year-old has never shied away from supporting causes that are close to his heart.

The centre-half, who won the Carabao Cup with Liverpool last weekend, even donated the shirt he wore during the game.

The Dutch deaf side needed to raise around €90,000 to attend the Deaflympics in May.

When asked about why he decided to help, Van Dijk told the De Telegraaf: "I have discussed this with my family and we would like to help.

"That's why we support these guys, who have done a great job moving from 21st to 7th place in the world ranking. I admire the way these guys practice their sport."

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