Virgil van Dijk flying flag for soccer defenders

Rob Shaw
By Rob Shaw
Updated August 19 2019 - 7:18am, first published 4:30am
Van driver: Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring Liverpool's third goal against Norwich City at Anfield earlier this month. Pictures: AP

Europe's footballer of the year award is fast becoming the Northern Hemisphere equivalent of the Brownlow Medal.

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Rob Shaw

Rob Shaw

Sports editor

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