sport news Liverpool News: Virgil van Dijk flattered over Ballon d'Or tip

'It's an honour': Virgil van Dijk flattered over Ballon d'Or tip as Liverpool train at Fenway Park ahead of Sevilla clash Virgil van Dijk has been hotly-tipped for this year's Ballon d'Or Liverpool defender joined team-mates in training at Fenway Park on Saturday Jurgen Klopp's side face Sevilla in latest pre-season match on Sunday night 

By James Dutton For Mailonline

Published: 12:04 BST, 21 July 2019 | Updated: 12:04 BST, 21 July 2019

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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

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

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

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