Frank Lampard took a moment before Chelsea's win at Newcastle to console Stephen Clemence following his father's death.
The Blues headed up to the north east for a lunchtime kick-off where the 42-year-old found time to sound out the Magpies coach.
Clemence is part of Steve Bruce's backroom staff and embraced Lampard before the game.
His father, Ray, died at the age of 72 last week leaving behind wife Veronica, daughters Julie and Sarah as well as Stephen.
Clemence appeared to say the words "thanks Frank" as the pair went their separate ways.
His family released a statement following Ray's death that read: "After fighting so hard, for such a long time, he’s now at peace and in no more pain.
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"The family would like to say a huge thank you, for all the love and support that he’s received over the years.
"He was loved so much by us all and he will never be forgotten."
Ray won a host of honours during his playing days, where he made over 1000 appearances as a goalkeeper.
The bulk of those came for Liverpool with whom he won three European Cups.
He also claimed five top flight titles and enjoyed successes in the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup.
Tributes have since poured in with current Reds boss Jurgen Klopp hailing figures like Ray for help build the Merseyside club's reputation.
He said: “We should never forget it is great players who make great teams and clubs. You only need to listen to the legends of LFC from his era to understand his significance.
“They say it better than I ever could, that Ray Clemence is one of the reasons our club is such a special one all these years later.
"He was one of the foundation stones that so much of this club’s success was built on."
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