‘Embarrassing…’ LFC fans scoff at Sterling’s POTY vote, as classy van Dijk backs City man

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Virgil van Dijk has revealed he voted for the man in closest contention to himself for the Premier League Player of the Year award, Raheem Sterling.

Our Dutchman is favourite for the prestigious gong after a jaw-dropping individual season in which he’s helped us to the best defensive record in the top flight by some distance.

Sterling, our former winger, has been excellent for City, but he’s hardly put in the kind of campaign that warrants POTY.

After all, he has 15 goals from the wing. Mo Salah has 18 and is apparently struggling.

Van Dijk, humble as ever, explained his reasoning for the Sterling vote.

“I voted for Raheem Sterling. I did what I thought and I thought he deserves it,” van Dijk told the Times.

“He’s had a fantastic season. I could have voted for Bernardo Silva as well and another couple of players from City.

“But I am just being honest. I think he has improved a lot as a player. We will see if he wins it.”

Sterling though has not returned the favour! According to the same report, the Englishman picked Harry Kane – which seems a little ridiculous – as the Spurs striker has missed months through injury and has no chance of winning.

Liverpool fans on Twitter thought the gesture was actually quite sly, and were not shy in expressing their views.

It’s not the biggest deal in the world, of course – and pales into insignificance considering what Sterling and van Dijk’s respective teams are fighting for…


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