Virgil van Dijk to be crowned PFA Players’ Player of the Year

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Regardless of his centre-back partner, the Reds have looked more assured and organised since Van Dijk's arrival in January a year ago, while the defensive record has improved immeasurably too.

Liverpool colossus Virgil van Dijk has beaten Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling in the battle to win the PFA Players' Player of the Year award, it has been reported in England.

As many as six Manchester City players made the list which also had four players from Premier League title chasers Liverpool.

That change in the team and his own personal performance have led to a lot of plaudits coming the former Celtic defender's way, and understandably so.

The £75m-rated defender was among six players that included Sterling, Sadio Mane, Eden Hazard, Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva, nominated for the.

Liverpool's Dutch defensive colossus Virgil van Dijk will be unveiled as the 2018-19 PFA Player of the Year, according to reports in the English press.

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While the official announcement is due on Thursday as to who has won the coveted award, voted for by Premier League players, the Mail are reporting that Van Dijk is set to be crowned.

The 2019 PFA Awards will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Sunday, April 28.

Victory for Van Dijk means the prize remains with Liverpool, following Mohamed Salah's triumph last season.

He had been hotly tipped to win the award alongside Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, who himself has enjoyed an outstanding campaign.

The PFA's rules state that to qualify for Young Player of the Year, a player must be no older than 23 years old at the start of the season.

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