Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk crowned PFA Players’ Player of the Year


Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk crowned PFA Players’ Player of the Year

Virgil van Dijk has been named the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Players’ Player of the Year following a splendid season for Liverpool.

The centre-back succeeds team-mate Mohamed Salah in winning the prize, seeing off competition from the likes of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling.

Van Dijk is the winner of the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award 2019

Sterling had the consolation of being named Young Player of the Year, following in the footsteps of City team-mate Leroy Sane.

Van Dijk signed for Liverpool from Southampton for £75million in January 2018 and has been an ever-present rock at the heart of the Premier League’s tightest defence this campaign.

The 27-year-old has helped Liverpool keep 20 clean sheets and concede only 20 times, while also chipping in with three goals.