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Van Dijk admits he voted for Raheem Sterling as POTY

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has revealed that he voted for Man City attacker Raheem Sterling as his pick for PFA Player of the Year.

Sterling has netted a superb 15 goals and nine assists in 28 Premier League appearances so far this season, and despite City currently being embroiled in a fascinating title race with Liverpool, Van Dijk feels the England international deserves his vote due to how much he has improved as a player.

“I voted for Raheem Sterling. I did what I thought and I thought he deserves it,” Van Dijk told reporters ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Porto tonight.

“He’s had a fantastic season. I could have voted for Bernardo Silva as well and another couple of players from City.

“But I am just being honest. I think he has improved a lot as a player. We will see if he wins it.”

However, Van Dijk has been imperious at the back for title-chasing Liverpool this season, and is the overwhelming favourite to win the prestigious award.