Virgil van Dijk is by the English spelersvakbond included in the Team of the Year in the Premier League. The defender is one of four Liverpool players who are part of the best team of the season 2018/2019.
The 27-year-old Van Dijk is a strong season at Liverpool, where he been since his arrival in January 2018 a move. ‘
The Reds’ with Manchester City involved in the fight for the title and reached last week in the semi-finals of the Champions League, where FC Barcelona, the opponent is.
In addition to Van Dijk, the Dutch defender in the Premier League-team of the year since Jaap Stam in 2001 – his team-mate at Liverpool, Andrew Robertson, Trent Alexander Arnold and Sadio Mané selected. Mohamed Salah makes surprisingly enough, it is not part of the team.
The Egyptian attacker, along with strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) and Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) top goalscorer in the Premier League with nineteen hits. Aubameyang is also not, Agüero has the riders have survived.
Manchester City re-appointment
Manchester City is with a total of six players to receive this honour from the Premier League team. In addition to Agüero got goalkeeper Ederson, defender Aymeric Laporte, midfielders Fernandinho and Bernardo Silva and attacker Raheem Sterling an election.
It is the second year in a row that Manchester City and the leader of the Premier League-team of the year. Last season, the reigning champion, with five players represented. Agüero is the only player who last season was also chosen by the members of the spelersvakbond Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA).
Paul Pogba is in the team this season, the only player who is not the shirt of title contenders Manchester City or Liverpool wearing. The midfielder of Manchester United has played this season in 31 league games, in which he thirteen times scored and nine assists gave.
Van Dijk was Saturday also been nominated for the election of Player of the Year. He takes it on against Mané, Manchester City players Agüero, Bernardo Silva and Sterling and Eden Hazard of Chelsea. Sunday in London, the PFA Awards.