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Van Dijk and Sterling Scoop top PFA prizes



The winners of the PFA Awards in London tonight were Liverpool defenseman Virgil van Dijk and Manchester City Raheem Sterling.

The 27-year-old back was a key part of Reds' quest for the Premier League title this season. Merseysiders this season retained 19 pure sheets in the league and only 20 goals scored.

Van Dijk started the competition from Sterling, Reds team mate Sadio Mane, the city ahead of Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva and Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

"It's very hard to put in words," he said.

"I think it's the highest honor you can get as a player to pick a player of the year each week. It's odd. I'm very proud and honored to get him."

Dutch International Van Dijk is the second Liverpool player in the row to win the award after last year's handing over to Mohamed Salah and joining compatriots Dennis Bergkamp, ​​Ruud van Nistelrooy and Robin van Persie in claiming honor.

Former Anfield star Sterling was recognized for his individual brilliance this term for Premier League champions.

The 24-year-old married a broad praise for his performances for Pepa Guardi's side as he struggles to maintain their title, but also for the strong attitude he has adopted against racism in the game.


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