Virgil van Dijk beats Raheem Sterling to Player of the Year crown

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The Dutch worldwide is now widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the world, and his fellow professionals have reportedly shown their admiration for the Liverpool star's performances by voting them their players' player of the year.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his whole team is "the team of the season" after four Reds stars were named in the PFA Premier League of the Year this week.

He has beaten off competition from Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva and his own teammate, Sadio Mane, to win the prize.

With Manchester City now looking likely to win the title, Raheem Sterling can feel hard done by after a spectacular individual season, on and off the pitch.

For a big chunk of the last few months he has been spoken about a potential individual award victor and it has seemed that only Raheem Sterling stood in his way.

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According to the Times, Manchester United made a late play to try and sign the Dutchman 18 months ago and even offered more than Liverpool for the centre-back.

"It's about doing it all together, it's never 1vs1, it's never just me against a particular striker". I couldn't get near him.

"I voted for Harry Kane".

During the warm-up, Virgil van Dijk tried to catch out the 26-year-old with a shot as he was walking towards goal. I knew he would have a lot of the votes, so I looked at someone I thought being around him in the national team, how he puts in his work, his work ethic, how he looks after himself.

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