Liverpool’s manager, Jürgen Klopp, was blissfully happy as Virgil van Dijk, on Thursday was named the European Footballer of the Year. The German believes that his charge, the price is more than earned.
“Brilliant! This is not just a cost. I just wanted it to immediately make a call, but he had to be on stage was still on it, ha ha!”, jokes Klopp, a day after the election on the website of the club.
“I’m so happy for him, as I’m happy for the club. Virgil, we know, that this prize will not be won without the support of his team-mate. This seems to be a price for the whole squad, but we already have our big man is sent to hell.”
Van Dijk is only the fourth defender, who is on an international and individual prize. Franz Beckenbauer (1976) And Matthias Sammer (1996) and Fabio Cannavaro (2006) ever received in the past, the Golden Ball, which is slightly higher reputation than the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award.
“This has been a huge success. A rare prize, especially for a defender. This gives an extremely important example, in the game of football. We all love to score goals, but thankfully, more and more people will also be excited to defend,” said Klopp.
Virgil van Dijk posing with the two prices he has on Thursday received it. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
‘Virgil has been the best defender in the world
Van Dyke got out of the post and preferred to Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Top) is one of the final three nominees were members, and it is the successor to Luka Modric at Real Madrid, the European champions and the best player of the season 2017/2018.
“Virgil is an exceptionally good defender, at this moment in time he is, without a doubt, the best defender in the world. This is the icing on the cake, is after our Champions ‘ League campaign last season. Wow, what a great prize, and I’m so happy for Virgil, and his or her family”, says Klopp.
Van Dyke, was on Thursday also voted the best defender of the last major League baseball season. He troefde This Is that earlier this year made the switch from Ajax to Juventus, and Liverpool team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold, ex.
‘STICKS’ was the first Dutch person who is the Men’s Player of the Year Award, which from 2011 will be presented by the union. This was the name of the award and the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award.