By James Dutton For Mailonline
Published: 12:04 BST, 21 July 2019 | Updated: 12:04 BST, 21 July 2019
Virgil van Dijk admits he would be honoured to be crowned with the Ballon d'Or this year after his starring role in Liverpool's Champions League triumph.
The Dutch centre-back is hotly tipped to be the first defender since Fabio Cannavaro in 2006 to win the award.
But he is focussing on staying fit and improving his performances next season.
Liverpool's players were at an open training session at Fenway Park in Boston on Saturday
Jurgen Klopp surveys the scene as Liverpool warm up at the FSG-owned Fenway Park
'It's an honour if people are talking about it, but what can I do? I have no influence on anything', he told Liverpool's website.
'The people that have an influence on it, they have to decide who's going to win it.