Virgil van Dijk proud of Ballon D’or nomination
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits he’s incredibly proud to be nominated for the 2019 FIFA Ballon D’or award.
Barcelona legend Lionel Messi is favourite to win the award for a record sixth time, but Van Dijk is expected to go close after winning the Champions League with Liverpool last season.
Van Dijk said: “I am going to have a look at what it is about. I am going to be there for a reason and there are no losers on the evening.
“I am very proud to be in that bracket, to be in there for the way I performed with the team last year and also with the country.
“It is just something to be proud of because not a lot of players go there and are up for these kind of things.
“There's going to be a winner but there are no losers. We will see what happens,” he added.
Words: Jake Evans