Troy Deeney told the stricken Deulofeu at half-time on Saturday that he would vow to win the game for him and he delivered big style.
“Wishing @gerardeulofeu all the best with surgery and recovery,” tweeted the captain today. “I'm sure the professionalism you show every day will have you back quicker than ever. See you soon, amigo.”
Apart from Deulofeu and Daryl Janmaat, who is making really good progress following knee surgery, Pearson has a fully-fit squad to choose from for the visit to Selhurst Park on Saturday – and that includes the in-form Ismaïla Sarr.
“He's a player who has had a big impact coming back into the side, a very telling one, too,” said Pearson of the Senegal forward who scored twice against Liverpool. “He's going to be important for us. He's a player with lots of potential but I'm reluctant to put too much emphasis on one player. His qualities give us something very, very different. If we can keep him fit, and he produces the type of form he has been, it is obvious we have a real match-winner.”