Gerrard: Virgil van Dijk deserves Ballon d’Or

Far past the city of Liverpool, it is going to come as a big surprise if Virgil van Dijk bags the Ballon d’Or of 2019. The ceremony is going to take place on 2nd December as per the reports and the name is the envelope is of Lionel Messi. According to the claims, the Argentinian star players had been informed about this several months ago.



It is going to be the 6th award for the Barcelona forward and is going to cap a year where he scored forty-one goals in forty-four matches. Only recently, he had a trademark win against Atletico Madrid. The voters of Ballon d’Or are favoring the goal scorers. As a matter of fact, no defender has managed to win since Fabio Cannavaro in the year 2016. Since that year, no one has come as close as van Dijk.

The vice-captain of Liverpool has won the Champions League in the month of June and has been the primary figure in changing the Reds to England’s best side. The international player of the Netherlands is an important part of the team. They have lost just one game in the league in 2019. Their defense concedes of 12 goals in the league till now.

It is quite bold to suggest the Lionel Messi isn’t the best global player. No doubt, he is but that doesn’t mean that he has to take away the annual award every time. Steven Gerrard is supporting van Dijk because of his exploits and consistency in Europe.

When he had been asked whether van Dijk should replace Messi on this occasion, he said yes he is cent-percent sure of it. He says that he isn’t a fan of Messi but loves the player. He says that if consistency over the years has to be taken into account, then van Dijk deserves the Ballon d’Or.