Lionel Messi

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp feels Virgil van Dijk should have won the Ballon d’Or instead of Lionel Messi.

The Barcelona captain finished top of the count with 686 points, just ahead of Van Dijk’s 679.

He told a media conference: “The decisions are made by journalists, right? I see it slightly different. Lionel Messi is probably the best player I have seen in my life, but last season I cannot remember a more impressive season by a defender ever.

“It would have been right if Virgil had won as well. We won the Champions League and he had an outstanding season.”