A leaked document shows the gong going to the Argentine for a record sixth time, but the Dutchman isn’t bothered
Virgil van Dijk may lose out on the Ballon d’Or
The Netherlands international was immense in leading Liverpool to last season’s Champions League and could become the first defender to win the award since Fabio Cannavaro in 2006.
A leaked document shows Messi winning the award for a record sixth time, pipping Van Dijk and Anfield team-mate Mohamed Salah.
However the Dutch centre-half won’t be upset if the document proves accurate, as he believes everyone in the room when the award is announced will be a winner.