David Luiz revealed that he gave his shirt to a Chelsea supporter because he recognised him as a fanatical youngster from his first spell at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues defender made his second debut against Liverpool last week and was surprised to see his biggest fan all grown up giving him encouragement after the 2-1 defeat.

And he paid tribute to the fan's dedicated support of the team in a message on Instagram.

Luiz wrote: “Great comeback lads! But I really want to say thank you, for this little boy in the pic!

“First time I saw him, he was running from the stadium until my hotel to say hello to me 5 years ago, and many others times until my home!

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“He always was so respectful with me and many times he just want to say 'congrats for the game and good night'.

“So last week after the game against Liverpool I was totally in shock, when I arrived at the hotel,

“I saw one guy running screaming my name and telling me to wait, and when I saw the ex little boy , now so big ,making the same action just to say to me, 'we support you and the team, good night David!'

“I just said thanks God, to give me this job and opportunities to met people like this little boy,now a big guy!

“So, in Leicester the beautiful action was not my action to give him the shirt , the beautiful action was from him , to be there supporting us like always ! True Blue! Thanks bro! God bless you and your family #thebeautifulgame”