Mbappe backs Messi to win Ballon d’Or

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       Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Virgil van Dijk should win the Ballon d'Or as he was the best player last

0:26 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Virgil van Dijk should win the Ballon d'Or as he was the best player last

Ballon d'Or 2019 award ceremony is less than a week away and the name of the victor is already revealed.

"I'm going to give (Golden Ball) to the Liverpool players".

Messi guided Barcelona to the La Liga title, though they were knocked out by Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals.

Kylian Mbappe is backing Lionel Messi to win a record sixth Ballon d'Or award next month when the victor is announced on December 2.

"Chelsea also played an incredible season (so far)".

Messi has won the prize a joint record five times alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, meaning should he win in Paris next month, he will become the award's most frequent ever recipient with six titles.

Alongside Messi, Virgil van Dijk is also one of the favourites to clinch the trophy as he also won the PFA Premier League Player of the Year and UEFA Player of the year. It would be handsome if he won it. Or Momo (Mohamed Salah), who is my friend.

"But that will not last long, because the good thing about football is that you do not have much time to think".

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Messi is the best player of his generation but insists that his centre-back deserves to come out on top at the 64th ceremony of the Ballon d'Or.

Unsurprisingly, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said that the 28-year-old deserves to win the upcoming Ballon d'Or ahead of any player.

"We can play better, I think we have an wonderful team, most of the best players in the world, so we know we can perform better but we're winning, first in the most hard group in the tournament".

"For me, I said it a lot but Messi is the best player in the world so he has to win it", he said. At least three players are selected to win the 2019 Ballon d'Or Trophy.

Virgil van Dijk surprised a Liverpool fan at his workplace before taking him to meet his heroes at Melwood.

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