“Maybe the time has come” – Liverpool stalwart opens up about chances of landing Ballon d’Or
Latest Liverpool news: Van Dijk believes a defender can win the Ballon d’Or
The former Southampton defender was possibly the best centre-back in the world last season and won the PFA Player of the Year award.
Van Dijk made our defence one of the best in Europe, and the Dutch defender was asked about winning the Ballon d’Or, an award that has been lifted mostly by attackers in recent years:
The Liverpool star added that he had a great season last time around and wanted an even better campaign in the coming months.
The Dutchman was reminded that the last defender to win the award was Fabio Cannavaro in 2016, and Van Dijk believed that things could change:
Van Dijk in a battle to land the honour
The Dutch defender has been supreme since joining from St. Mary’s and should improve further in the coming seasons.
It will be interesting to see who wins the Ballon d’Or this time. Lionel Messi won the La Liga title with Barcelona while Cristiano Ronaldo won the Nations League and the Serie A title.
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However, Van Dijk lifted the Champions League in the summer and hopefully, a Liverpool player wins the crown.