Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk nominates Raheem Sterling for PFA Player of the Year as Manchester City star ‘votes for Tottenham’s Harry Kane’
Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk has revealed he voted for Raheem Sterling to be named PFA Player of the Year due to his stellar performances for the Reds’ title rivals Manchester City.
Van Dijk, the defender, is the frontrunner to win the individual honour following some imperious performances at the back for Premier League table-toppers Liverpool.
He has been a towering presence for Jurgen Klopp’s side, helping them to a league-high 17 clean sheets this season as the Anfield outfield bid to end their 29-year wait for a league title.
However, Van Dijk believes a number of City’s players are deserving of the accolade.
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Eventually, he opted for Sterling, who has netted 15 goals and added nine assists in 25 matches this term, with rules forbidding a player to vote for any of their team-mates.
“I voted for Raheem Sterling,” the Dutchman said. “I did what I thought and I thought he deserves it. He’s had a fantastic season.
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“I think I could have voted for Bernardo Silva as well and another couple of players from Manchester City.
“But I am just being honest. I think he has improved a lot as a player. We will see if he wins it.”
Sterling is alleged to have voted for Tottenham forward Harry Kane, an England team-mate of his, The Guardian report.
Kane has scored 17 goals in 28 matches this season, and him and Sterling meet in the Champions League on Tuesday evening in what promises to be mouthwatering clash at the new Tottenham stadium.
Liverpool are also in European action this evening with Porto – who reportedly have just 16 outfield players available for the match – visiting Anfield for the first leg of their quarter-final tie.
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