Liverpool’s ace Virgil van Dijk will attend the Ballon d’Or gala ceremony tonight in Paris as the world’s best players gather around for the award.
Despite having an incredible year, Van Dijk could miss out on Ballon d’Or.
Messi is the firm favorite to win his sixth award tonight.
However, Van Dijk is still happy to be in contention.
“I am very proud to be in that bracket.
“It is just something to be proud of because not a lot of players go there and are up for these kind of things.
“There are no losers that evening – we’ll see what happens,” he said, as quoted by Telegraph.
The Dutchman continued this season where he left off the last. He scored a brace in a close win against Brighton on Saturday.