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Fans on Twitter explain why Virgil van Dijk deserves PFA Player of the Year

Liverpool fans on Twitter have reacted to claims that Eden Hazard should be named PFA Player of the Year after scoring two goals against West Ham.

The Belgian was in the mood when West Ham visited Stamford Bridge and scored an incredible individual goal to open the scoring in the first half.

His second strike was brilliant as well but he was left in far too much space at the far post and had the time to take a touch in the box before firing across Lukasz Fabianski into the bottom corner.

Opposition fans have now started claiming that Hazard now deserves to be crowned PFA Player of the Year despite the consistent brilliance of Virgil van Dijk this season.

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Hazard has 28 goal involvements in the Premier League this season but van Dijk’s defensive contributions have lifted the Reds to the top of the Premier League table.

The Dutchman has also been consistent in his match-winning displays while Hazard is guilty of ghosting on occasion.

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There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Hazard is a brilliant footballer but there are serious questions hanging over his ability to play at an elite level for 30+ games in a Premier League season.

Liverpool are challenging for the Premier League while Chelsea have spent the season battling to scrape a top-four finish and that is the defining difference between van Dijk and Hazard’s contributions.

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