Virgil van Dijk is Friday voted Player of the Month for december in the Premier League. The Liverpool defender is the first Dutchman in five years that the prestigious award.
The 27-year-old Van Dijk won in december, all seven of the matches played with ‘The Reds’, who in those races only three hits against the turks. Moreover, Liverpool took the lead over Manchester City.
Van Dijk let team-mate Mohamed Salah, the Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, Chelsea star Eden Hazard, Marcus Rashford Manchester United and West Ham United playmaker Felipe Anderson behind him in the election.
The captain of Orange is the first Dutchman ever to receive the prestigious prize to be awarded since the goalkeeper Tim Krul, who in november 2013 on behalf of Newcastle United was chosen as the Player of the Month.
Liverpool-coach Jürgen Klopp also got recognition for the good performance of his team, because the German was named Manager of the Month.
Virgil van Dijk makes a very strong period at Liverpool. (Photo: ProShots)
Van Dijk also in the European team of the month
Earlier on Friday got the Van Dijk already have a place in the best European team in 2018. In that election, based on votes from fans on the website of the UEFA, he was the first Dutchman since Arjen Robben that the team took.
Van Dijk, who in 2018 with Liverpool in the Champions League final overtook and also with Orange performed well, is the best elfal of Europe with goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen (FC Barcelona), defenders Sergio Ramos, Raphael is looking forward and Marcelo (Real Madrid) midfielders N’Golo Kanté and Eden Hazard of Chelsea and the attacking trio Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain), Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus).
Since the turn of the year is a bit less with Liverpool, because the first two games of 2019 were lost. Last week Thursday, ending the Premier League-winner against Manchester City in a 2-1 loss, and four days later, it was Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup with the same figures strong.
The last match played Liverpool not in the strongest composition, as, among others, Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum got rest. The team of Klopp in the league, four points ahead of City.
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