UEFA Team of the Year 2018 revealed: 1 Red makes the list
- Virgil van Dijk has been voted for the UEFA's 2018 Team of the Year.
- Mohamed Salah has been omitted by the fans.
UEFA have revealed the results of the fan voting for the 2018 Team of the Year. As it stands, one Liverpool player has made it to the list - Virgil van Dijk. The Dutchman was chosen by 77890 fans and got into 46 per cent of all teams constructed by supporters. This is in fact, the 8th overall result.
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Real Madrid's Luka Modric at 68.5 per cent and with 115440 people voted, Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo at 64.3 per cent and 108423 voters and Barcelona's Lionel Messi, 63.7 per cent and 107326 votes, were the most popular choices.
Van Dijk had a hell of a year indeed. Having joined the Reds on January 1st for the world-record fee of £75m, the Dutchman changed Liverpool's defence completely. The centre-back's leadership, awareness and consistency helped Jurgen Klopp's men to reach the Champions League final, to secure the top-4 finish in the league last term and to establish themselves on top of the competition in the new campaign by the end of 2018.
The main question for the voters, however, is probably the one about Mohamed Salah's absence from the list. The attacker had a huge year as well, breaking several Premier League records, was named African Player of the Year, scored 36 goals in the domestic league and in the Champions League and was involved overall in 51 Liverpool's efforts.