Liverpool Fans Vote On Who Should Win Their Player Of The Year
Liverpool fans have been voting on who their Player of the Year should be win, with defender Virgil van Dijk winning the poll comfortably.
The Reds have a plethora of players in with a shout of winning their award following a stunning record-breaking season that is destined to end with their first league title for 30 years.
But when ESPN did a poll with six options on their website, it was last season's PFA Player of the Year award winner Van Dijk who came on top with 37% of the 176,000 votes cast.
The Dutch defender has had another imperious campaign at the heart of Liverpool's backline, playing an instrumental role in the side conceding just 15 goals in 25 games so far.
Captain Jordan Henderson has been tipped to win the PFA Player of the Year for his contributions this term and he comes in second with 19%, just ahead of Sadio Mane, who garnered 18% of the votes.
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Trent Alexander-Arnold, who has 10 assists in the league and is nailed on to take the right-back slot in the PFA team of the Year, is fourth on 16%, with Roberto Firmino and Andy Robertson the final two on 9% and 1% respectively.
There's no place for Mo Salah despite him scoring 14 goals and laying on six assists domestically in his third season at Anfield.
But while Van Dijk is the player Liverpool fans want to win their individual club award, Rio Ferdinand doesn't think the former Celtic man should win the PFA Player of the Year award for a second consecutive year.
Speaking to The Mirror, Ferdinand said: "I think he [Van Dijk] is undoubtedly the best defender in the world, the best centre-back in the world now.
"He'd get my vote for best defender, best centre-half, but he wouldn't get my vote for Player of the Year. I think there's a few other people probably vying for that accolade.
"But he has been tremendous. I think he's a fantastic footballer. Calm, cool, collected, strong, quick. All the attributes you'd want in a modern day player.
"And he carries himself very well - I love the way he carries himself."
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