Liverpool’s defender Virgil van Dijk named Premier League Player of 2018-2019 Season
Liverpool’s defender Van Dijk has won another individual award for his outstanding season after being crowned the Premier League’s Player of the Season.
The No.4’s imperious also earned the PFA Players’ Player of the Year honour last month – has been a significant factor in Liverpool’s pursuit of the Premier League title.Van Dijk has played every Premier League match for Liverpool this season, missing only 35 minutes of the season so far and, alongside goalkeeper Alisson, has transformed Liverpool’s defence.
The winner was decided by a combination of fan polls, an expert panel, and the captains of the 20 Premier League clubs
Other nominees included Liverpool team-mates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, Manchester City stars Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva, as well as Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.
Van Dijk makes the third defender to ever win this particular Premier League trophy after Nemanja Vidic and Vincent Kompany. The winner was decided by a mixture of votes from fans, the captains of the 20 Premier League clubs and a panel of football experts.
Vigil Van Dijk has four Premier League goals this season and has also helped Liverpool keep 20 clean sheets in 37 games so far. He inherits the award from Salah, who was named Premier League Player of the Season in 2018.
Van was signed for £75 million ($95m) from Southampton in January 2018 and has helped revolutionise the Reds’ backline this season as they battled for a first league title in 29 years.