Virgil van Dijk intends to soak up every moment of the Best FIFA Football Awards as he goes up against Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for a top prize again.
The Liverpool defender saw off competition from Messi and Ronaldo to claim the 2018-19 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year accolade last month.
“It’s special to be here,” Van Dijk told Liverpoolfc.com shortly after arriving in Italy. “It’s also very special to be here with the gaffer and Alisson. And we’ll see what it’s going to bring us.
“It’s obviously amazing to get recognition for the season we all had last year, including with my country. To be here is something I’m definitely proud of, I’ll enjoy every bit of it. We’ll see who’s going to get that trophy.”