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“Absolute Joke This Is’ ‘Has April 1st Come Early?’ ‘Rigged Indeed’ Liverpool Fans On Twitter Frustrated By FIFA Snub

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk missed out to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi for the FIFA Best Men’s Player award last night, and Reds fans have been venting their frustration at the decision.

The Barca star scored 51 goals and provided 22 assists in 50 appearances for Barca last season, but supporters on Twitter believe van Dijk’s contributions as a centre-back surpassed that of the Argentinian wizard over the past year:

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp did win the coach of the year, while Alisson Becker picked up the Goalkeeper of the Year award.

However, many have questioned the inclusion of Real Madrid players in the Best World XI with the likes of Marcelo and Sergio Ramos being included ahead of Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Whether the Ballon d’Or will come up with a different winner than Messi, we shall have to wait and see. The announcement is set to take place at the beginning of December.