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Liverpool: Fans agree with James Pearce’s statement on Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool: Fans agree with James Pearce’s statement on Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool fans have found themselves agreeing with The Athletic journalist James Pearce on his views that Virgil van Dijk deserves to win the Ballon d’Or over Barcelona’s Lionel Messi this year.

Which Liverpool player would you rather win the Balon D'oR?

Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk

Mo Salah

Mo Salah

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane

The Premier League is heavily stocked with players nominated for the award with 15 out of the 30-man shortlist playing their football on the British Isles.

The Dutch defender would be the first defender to pick up the award since Italy’s World Cup-winning skipper Fabio Cannavaro in 2006.

Van Dijk will be up against Lionel Messi, who scored 51 goals in 49 matches in all competitions, and also contributed 19 assists. In total, he was involved in 70 goals.

Leaked images have revealed that the Catalan giants’ star will walk away with his sixth Ballon d’Or award of his career, but this is yet to be confirmed.

The ceremony takes place on Monday, where the official announcement of who is the best player in the world will of course be met by a divided reaction no matter who wins.

Here is what The Athletic’s James Pearce had to say about the evening:

Supporters were in full agreement with the words of the experienced journalist and made their feelings clear on social media.

Here you will find some of the best responses from Liverpool fans:

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