Liverpool forward Sadio Mane makes PFA Team of the Year

Van Dijk has made a massive difference to Liverpool this season. Image PA Images

Van Dijk has also helped the Reds defence line become stronger since his arrival at Anfield past year.

Virgil van Dijk has beaten Raheem Sterling to become the PFA Players' Player of the Year for 2019.

The Dutch centre half has been instrumental in the Reds' title charge this season with his calm demeanour and leadership skills helping to steady Jurgen Klopp's once shaky defence, helping his side ascend to the top of the Premier League in the process.

The Dutchman was on a six-man shortlist that included his Anfield team-mate Sadio Mane as well as Sterling, fellow Manchester City players Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva and Chelsea's Eden Hazard.

With the Premier League title race coming down to Liverpool and current champions Manchester City many have been calling for Van Dijk to be named the Player of the Year.

The Teranga Lions' star is also in contention for the PFA Player of the Year award with the victor set to be announced at a ceremony on Sunday.

Van Dijk didn't have the disadvantage of playing in the World Cup, which is exhausting and very hard the following season.

The remaining four places are filled by Liverpool players - full-backs Andrew Robertson and Trent-Alexander Arnold, central defender Virgil van Dijk and forward Sadio Mane. While last season, it was Mo Salah's electric displays that brought the award to Merseyside, Van Dijk's assured presence in the Liverpool defence was deemed worthy of the award this time around.

It's been widely reported that Van Dijk will scoop the award on Sunday, but Gary Lineker believes it should go to Raheem Sterling - for two main reasons. It's not too shocking to hear that Lineker, a former striker, has gone for the attacking player this year.

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