Goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino wrapped up an important win for Liverpool FC - but it was Van Dijk who earned special praise from BBC Sport pundit Crooks. The football world is completely divided in half regarding their choice of the victor.
The Netherlands midfielder knows the team are capable of showing more consistency but is enjoying life in Catalonia ahead of Wednesday's visit of Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
The victor for the 2019 Ballon d'Or award will be announced on Monday, December 2 in a big ceremony.
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"If you give the Ballon d'Or to the best player of this generation then you should give it always to Lionel Messi".
Meanwhile, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has tipped Dutch defender van Dijk for the individual prize.
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According to Francesc Aguilar of Mundo Deportivo, the victor of the 2019 Ballon d'Or was been told of his success, one week before the official ceremony in Paris. "They were champions, three or four years ago", he added. He also won the PFA Premier League Player of the Year and UEFA Player of the year this season.
The Reds stars are contenders to be named the world's best player in 2019 after winning the Champions League and finishing second in the Premier League.
"There are still so many games left and the only thing we focus on is the game ahead of us. I think we can improve a lot but we're not playing as badly as people think".
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