There is no title race between Manchester City and Liverpool. In a worse position than citizens, the Reds may be able to settle by seeing one of them win the best player title of the season in the Premier League. Virgil van Dijk received this title through the Professional Players Association (PFA). Of course, the 27-year-old central defender was rewarded for his great season and for his leading role in England's best defense.
Recruiting over € 80 million in January 2018 by Liverpool in Southampton, Colossus 1m93 proved to be the best defender of the central kingdom. It's not just a monster in the air (wins 77% of the head-to-head combat), it radiates calmness, makes a few mistakes (only 4 yellow cards in all competitions this season!) And rises very cleanly. His regularity is also presented to explain the acquisition of this honorary title. The title that steals from Raheem Sterling, another favorite who has won the best young trophy.
Curse in Manchester City?
England International Manchester City seems to have reached its fullness this season and is on average decisive every 90 minutes. At the age of 24, he was the driving force of the citizens, along with Bernard Silva and Sergio Aguer, who were also named for the title of best player. Citizens' strong presence in the Candidate List could play against Sterling … This is the second year in a row when Liverpool has dominated Mancunian since last season, Muhammad Salah was elected at the expense of Kevin de Bruyne, who upset Pep Guardiol.
Manchester City could be crowned champion without having the best PFA player of the season for the second year in a row. Or is it a curse with this individual title that has escaped the Mancunian Club since its founding in 1973! Van Dijk becomes the fourth Dutchman to win the trophy after Bergkamp, van Nistelrooy and van Persie.
– PFA | Professional Football Association (@PFA) April 28, 2019
– Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 28, 2019