Lionel Messi wasn’t the outstanding player of the year, Virgil van Dijk was – Mark Ogden | ESPN FC

Mark Ogden joins ESPN FC to try to convince Alejandro Moreno, Dan Thomas, Frank Lebouef and Steve Nicol that Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk deserved the Ballon d’Or award over Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. Ogden asserts that the Dutchman’s Champions League victory last season was of higher quality than the Argentine’s La Liga title win, but Moreno argues that Messi is judged at a higher standard than his peers.


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