Galatasaray joined Liverpool in sending a message of support to former player Rigobert Song following news that the ex Cameroon international had suffered a stroke.

The Guardian reported that Song had been taken to hospital following a stroke and that his situation is currently critical.

Song became a fan favourite at Galatasaray and was nicknamed the lion – the Istanbul giants are also known as the Lions.

Liverpool also sent out a message to their former player via the official club twitter account.

The 48-year-old is currently the manager of Chad and had over 100 caps for Cameroon as a player.

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