Van Dijk nominated for Premier League Player of the Season Award

Van Dijk nominated for Premier League Player of the Season Award

Van Dijk nominated for Premier League Player of the Season Award

Liverpool's captain, Virgil van Dijk has been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Season Award, in recognition of his outstanding season with the Reds.

Van Dijk, who was made Liverpool Captain at the start of the campaign, has helped guide the Reds to Carabao Cup success and dealt with a massive injury crisis that saw numerous Academy players drafted into the first team.

 

The Premier League title may have slipped away, but Virgil Van Dijk can still achieve personal glory this season, after being nominated for the EA Sports Premier League 'Player of the Season' Award.

Van Dijk, 32, has made 34 appearances for the Reds this season, scoring two goals (against Luton Town and Sheffield United), and helping keep eight clean sheets.

He has also thrived under the extra responsibility of being Captain, helping guide the team to Carabao Cup glory, even though the club had to endure an unprecedented injury crisis, that saw eleven first-team players out injured for much of January and February.

Van Dijk's calmness and composure have helped guide numerous Academy graduates, such as Conor Bradley and Jarell Quansah, who suddenly found themselves thrust into Wembley Finals and European knock-out games, while his goal, and celebration, in the Carabao Cup Final will long be talked about on the terraces at Anfield.

Player of the Season Award Nominees

Sponsored by EA Sports, the award is officially known as the 'EA Sports Player of the Season Award', and features the eight best players from this season, as picked by a panel of experts.

The other nominees are:

  • Phil Foden (Man City)
  • Erling Haaland (Man City)
  • Alexander Isak (Newcastle)
  • Martin Odegaard (Arsenal)
  • Cole Palmer (Chelsea)
  • Declan Rice (Arsenal)
  • Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)

Members of the public can vote for their player of the season by visiting the EA Sports website.  Voting closes on Monday 13th May 2024 at noon. Those votes will then be added to the panel of expert's votes, with the winner being announced on Saturday 18th of May 2024.

Good Luck Virgil!!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the EA Sports Player of the Season Award?
    • Each season a panel of experts from the Premier League selects their eight best players, with the public voting for their favourite, who is crowned the 'Player of the Season'
  • When does voting close?
    • The general public can vote for their 'Player of the Season' until noon on Monday 13th May 2024
  • When is the winner announced?
    • The winner of the award is announced on the 18th of May 2024
  • How can I vote?
    • To vote visit, the EA Sports website, or the official Premier League website and follow the links

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