We’re not exactly sure what this means, but Virgil van Dijk has been named as part of the FIFA Ultimate Team, Team of the Year, in central defence…
He’s the only Liverpool player who’s earned selection, despite our terrific 2018, with Kylian Mbappe preferred to Mo Salah up top and David de Gea between the sticks ahead of Alisson.
Van Dijk lines up alongside Marcelo, Sergio Ramos and Rapha Varane in a back-four, with Luka Modric, N’Golo Kante and Kevin de Bruyne in midfield, with Mbappe partnering Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo…
Van Dijk is chuffed with his nomination, taking to Twitter to thank fans who voted for him.
He’s especially pleased with his physicality rated 97/100!
To be fair, there can be few arguments with that stat, considering van Dijk literally never loses an aerial battle and has not been weighted off the ball once in as long as we can remember watching him.
— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) January 9, 2019