BREAKING: Messi beats van Dijk to Ballon d'Or
- Liverpool’s centre-back has lost the 2019 Ballon d’Or to Lionel Messi.
- An outstanding season for the Reds saw him nominated in the first place.
- Firmino, Salah, Mane, Wijnaldum, Alexander-Arnold and Alisson all made the final list too.
The Reds’ number 4 has been nominated for the award following an outstanding season, which saw him win the Champions League with Liverpool and finish runners-up in the Premier League on 97 points.
Fellow teammates Alisson, Alexander-Arnold (19), Wijnaldum (26), Mane, Salan and Firmino (17) have all been shortlisted too.