"Faultless" Van Dijk is worth Ballon d & # 39; s more than Messi

Tanya Simon
December 3, 2019

On Tuesday, reports circulated that Messi had already been informed by France Football, the organisers of the Ballon d'Or, that he had beaten off competition from the likes of Virgil van Dijk and rival Cristiano Ronaldo to walk away with the Golden Ball a record sixth time.

The world is waiting desperately to know the victor of 2019 Ballon d'Or and Argentine legend Lionel Messi and Dutch star Virgil van Dijk are leading the race to bag the coveted award in Paris.

Messi, meanwhile, played a key role in Barca's successful La Liga defence, but a shocking Champions League semi-final defeat to Liverpool combined with a Copa del Rey final loss to Valencia overshadowed his individual contribution.

Speaking after Rangers' draw with Feyenoord, Gerrard responded when asked by a Dutch reporter if Van Dijk should win: "Yes, 100 per cent".

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But Gerrard, now a Rangers coach, while claiming to be a "Messi fan", has no doubt that the Liverpool defender should get the prize. I love the player. "I'm definitely a Messi fan, in the gang", Gerrard said.

Cruyff's prediction could come true on December 2, if Lionel Messi beats Virgil van Dijk to the award. Obscene numbers in his game in terms of assists and goals.

Van Dijk failed to win Premier League but enjoyed a prosperous season under Jurgen Klopp as he was an integral part of the indomitable Liverpool squad that won Champions League.

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