Unsurprisingly, Virgil van Dijk has been named on the 30-man shortlist for the 2019 Ballon d’Or.
The centre-back is actually one of six Liverpool players to be included, with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum and Alisson Becker also recognised for their form.
Van Dijk played a key role in Liverpool winning the Champions League last season – scoring twice and providing two assists in 12 appearances in the European Cup.
It remains to be seen whether the centre-back can finish top of the pile at the awards ceremony at the start of December.
However, Liverpool fans are understandably delighted to see the powerful defender’s form recognised with a nomination for arguably the greatest individual accolade in world football.
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He will win
— John Stevens (@JohnStevensLFC) Tetor 21, 2019
It’s disrespectful to nominate him..give him his damn Trophy?
— Datty Don (@Dattydon) Tetor 21, 2019
The only one who deserves
— timeijck1 (@timeijck1) Tetor 21, 2019
Better than Messi and Ronaldo
— H (@_haroonmahmood) Tetor 21, 2019
— Tom (@TomGorianXVI) Tetor 21, 2019
— Harun Çakıroğlu (@Harunakrolu5) Tetor 21, 2019
— SJohnson….. #6Times ? ? ? ? ? ? (@sheeun11) Tetor 21, 2019
Congrats you beautiful specimen ?
— Oliver Yeung (@OzzYeung) Tetor 21, 2019
— Salahmander ?????? (@nova_stine) Tetor 22, 2019
He’s a Lion…
— afle yao (@afleyao) Tetor 22, 2019