Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has finally opened up on why he voted for Raheem Sterling as PFA Player of the Year and Bernardo Silva as the young player award.
Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) voting rules prevent players from backing their teammates. The Netherlands international, who ended up scooping the award fended off strong competition from Eden Hazard, Sadio Mane, Sergio Aguero, and Raheem Sterling. Liverpool and Manchester City served up some entertainment in the Premier League this season as they took the title race to the final day.
In an interview with TalkSport, van Dijk revealed his reason for voting for the City duo, "It was a tough choice between him and Bernardo Silva. I think I put Bernardo Silva as Young Player of the Season. I think both of them have been outstanding.
"He [Sterling] has improved as a player this last 12 months, and he has been very important for City. Hopefully next year he’ll be a bit less so we can have it better! But City have been outstanding. If you look at the whole team I could have picked five or maybe six players who could have been up there."
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