Published: Tue, November 26, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Eden Hazard: Real Madrid star tips Liverpool players for Ballon d'Or award

Eden Hazard: Real Madrid star tips Liverpool players for Ballon d'Or award

Many pundits believe Van Dijk will receive the prestigious award for his remarkable performances for the Reds and Holland last season.

Van Dijk led Liverpool to Champions League glory, while they finished just one point behind Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title. Surprisingly, Manchester City's best player past year, Bernardo Silva isn't even in the top 10.

"I would give it to a Liverpool player".

"If Sadio had won the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal, there would have been no debate".

"Or Momo [Salah], who is one of my friends".

Former Chelsea player Hazard wants a Liverpool player to win the 2019 Ballon D'Or. That's Lionel. Best player of last season? "It would be a good thing for both African and English football", he added.

When asked about who he thinks is the favourite to win the Ballon d'Or, Mbappe, who himself is a contender, told German magazine Der Spiegel, "Messi".

Klopp said: "If you give the Ballon d'Or to the best player of this generation, then you can give it always to Lionel Messi, that's how it is".

Liverpool have seven players up for the gong including Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georginio Wijnaldum, along with Van Dijk. I don't know exactly how it will work but that is how I see it. A week later the football arena will crown the best player of the year with players as well as football pundits jointly casting their vote for the same.

The Reds are yet to lose in the league and now sit eight points clear at the top of the table with their coach hopeful they can remain focused for the next six months.

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