Sergio Ramos is backing Virgil van Dijk to win the Ballon dOr after leading Liverpool to Champions league glory last season.
Despite a long and fiery rivalry with the Reds, Ramos thinks Van Dijk deserves the top award, saying: Van Dijk is a great centre back, hes played a very, very good season and if hes still there its because he deserves it.
We always talk about the Ballon dOr… Cris [Cristiano Ronaldo] and [Lionel] Messi.
The fact that the chances are wider now for players other than forwards makes me happy.
Luka Modric broke Messi and Ronaldos grip on the Ballon dOr last year, becoming the first player since 2007 to beat the attacking duo to the award.
It has been over ten years since a defender has claimed the accolade, with Italian legend Fabio Cannavaro winning the Ballon dOr in 2006.
Van Dijk has helped transform Liverpools defence since his big-money arrival in January 2017, turning the Reds into one of the most formidable defensive forces in the world.
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