Does Virgil van Dijk have a case for the Ballon d'Or?

Does Virgil van Dijk have a case for the Ballon d'Or?

The report states that it is not as though van Dijk is looking to push through a move or requesting more money, but that he is desperate to strengthen his position at Liverpool for many years to come.

Van Dijk, 27, won the PFA Players' Player of the Year for his performances in the 2018/19 season has seen him emerge as one of the finest defenders in European football.

Both Liverpool and the player's agent, Neil Fewings of Wasserman, are relaxed about the process.

Van Dijk displayed not a hint of fatigue, physical or mental, declaring he was now "in full Nations League mode" after his own efforts in Madrid and reminding his audience that "there is a chance to win a trophy here".


Van Dijk (above) simply responded "yes" when jokingly asked if he had sobered up after the Reds' European Cup celebrations, but conceded every player on show in Guimaraes tonight will be worn out after a long, arduous season.

"He's the best player", Koeman said of the Argentine.

Liverpool FC finished in second place in the Premier League table and a point adrift of champions Manchester City after a pulsating title race.

The pair went head-to-head in Saturday's Champions League final as Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0, with Kane struggling to make an impact on his return after two months out with an ankle ligament injury. We're playing a very good team, not one player'.


'I think all of us will feel heavy legs but that's absolutely not an excuse. 'Obviously, if you ask anyone who is going to play in this game they'll say they're not 100 per cent.

'I've read about that as well, ' he said.

But the collosal figure in the Reds defence feels the media furore surrounding his displays can not compare to that of the FC Barcelona captain - who scored 51 goals and registered 22 assists in 50 games this season.


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