Liverpool fans have waxed lyrical about Virgil van Dijk after he won the PFA Player of the Year award for his incredible displays over the last 12 months.

Signed for £75million, the Dutchman came in to fix Liverpool’s problems at the back.

Not only did he patch things up at the back but van Dijk also transformed the Reds into arguably the strongest side defensively in Europe.

He beat the likes of Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Sadio Mane to the award while Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah were unlucky to not even be nominated.

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Liverpool fans have reacted on social media to van Dijk winning the award, the second time for the club in two years.

Salah won it last year but van Dijk has been the best player in the league by quite some margin this season.

For Jurgen Klopp, it is brilliant that his players are performing to such a high level and with it unlikely that any of his key performers will be leaving, the German can continue to build and progress.

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain

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If Liverpool win the Champions League this season, van Dijk would surely be deserving of a podium finish in the Balon d’Or this year and if he won the Premier League as well, a case could be made for him being a deserving winner.

Of course, this is always contingent on van Dijk and Liverpool following this season up with a similarly impressive start to the 2019/20 season.

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