Trent Alexander-Arnold has liked a post by the official Liverpool account on Twitter, sharing that Virgil van Dijk has been recognised as the Premier League Player of the Season at the Northwest Football Awards.
The NWFA’s annual ceremony was held on Monday and lauded van Dijk for his efforts for the Reds last season, as the Dutch centre-half helped toward a title-challenge that boiled down to the final day of the campaign.
Van Dijk played in each of Liverpool’s 38 top-flight fixtures in 2018/19 and helped toward 21 clean sheets, as the Merseyside outfit laid claim to the best defensive record in the division having allowed just 22 goals to be scored against them.
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Breda-born van Dijk was also never dribbled past by an opposition player in the Premier League last season, as he won each of his 38 attempted tackles, made 40 interceptions, 199 clearances and 31 blocks, per data collected by WhoScored.
The £180,000-per-week defender faced competition from Manchester United’s Luke Shaw, Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva, Burnley’s Ashley Westwood and Everton’s Lucas Digne for the Premier League Player of the Season accolade at the Northwest Football Awards.
Van Dijk beating the competition he faced has seemingly brought joy to Alexander-Arnold going by his activity on Twitter…
Van Dijk’s success was not the only thing to catch Alexander-Arnold’s attention, either, as the England right-back also liked a post announcing that Jurgen Klopp had been named the Manager of the Season at the NWFA’s.
Liverpool won 30 of their top-flight games under the German last term, as they secured their most points since the formation of the Premier League.