Former Liverpool Player Andre Wisdom was stabbed multiple times during a robbery in the city.
The 27-year-old defender, who now plays for Derby County, was reportedly attacked when he went to visit a family member on Saturday evening.
The attacker then robbed Wisdom before he was rushed to hospital for treatment.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Derby County said: “Derby County Football Club can confirm that Andre Wisdom has been the victim of an unprovoked assault and robbery.
“He sustained injuries which resulted in him being admitted to hospital, where he is in a stable condition.
“Merseyside police are investigating and the Club will focus its efforts on supporting Andre and his family.
“Therefore we will not be making any further comment at this time.”
The club also tweeted out a touching get well soon message to the player who previously signed for LFC back in 2008.
A spokesperson for the club shared a picture of him alongside the message: “Get well soon, Wis.”
Messages of support have flooded social media after the news began to spread on Monday evening.
Norwich City FC also tweeted: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of our former player Andre Wisdom this evening.
“Get well soon, Andre.”
A group of Derby County fans have already raised hundreds of pounds in order to create a flag to show their support.
On their GoFundMe page, fans have said: “Andre Wisdom was involved in a stabbing whilst visiting relatives in Merseyside, fellow Derby fans & I would like to raise money so we can make a flag to be put into Pride Park to show him our support as a club.
“Any donation is welcome.
“We wish Andre a speedy recovery & our thoughts are with his family at this time.”