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Fans Vote Virgil Van Dijk As Player Of The Year

Fans Vote Virgil Van Dijk As Player Of The Year

The Liverpool defender has been brilliant as Jurgen Klopp's side have battled Manchester City for the Premier League title.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan Sidle

Virgil van Dijk is the fan overwhelming choice to be named as this season's Player of the Year winner, with Manchester City's Raheem Sterling coming in second place in the poll.

It's the end of March which means we're starting to dream about good weather, a long summer and England winning the double of the World Cup and beating Australia to the Ashes, okay so that last bit might not be all of us.

As exciting as the summer, and all the holidays we're planning on, might be it does remind us that the football season will soon be coming to an end, and that's sad.

Right now though it's the most exciting time of the season when points suddenly seem like they're worth double what they gave you at the beginning of the season.

Even the top of the Premier League is exciting as Liverpool and Manchester City battle to win the title, we've not had a proper title race in ages.

It's not just the trophy that's likely to be between the two sides but also all the end of season awards and according to our fans one Liverpool player deserves to be named Player of the Year, Virgil van Dijk:

It's no surprise that Van Dijk has won the vote considering the season he and Liverpool are having with the Dutchman completely changing the Reds fortunes at the back.

The beginning of last season was fraught with defensive errors from Jurgen Klopp's side but this season the league leaders have conceded just 18 goals in 31 games and whilst their attack is still performing well it's the change in defence that could propel them to a first title in 29 years.

Van Dijk has been brilliant so far this season. Image: PA Images
Van Dijk has been brilliant so far this season. Image: PA Images

Raheem Sterling capturing second place is also no surprise. The Manchester City winger has had a brilliant season for Guardiola's side and 15 goals and nine assists so far this term, meaning he's contributed the joint most goals for any team.

It may come down to which team wins the league to decide who win the individual awards but last season Mo Salah won the Player of the Season awards despite Liverpool finishing fourth.

Will it be Van Dijk or Sterling lifting team and individual silverware?

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Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Player Of The Year, Football News, Pep Guardiola, Premier League, Virgil Van Dijk, Jurgen Klopp, Raheem Sterling