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Virgil Van Dijk Is The Only Liverpool Player To Make European Team Of The Season

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 Virgil van Dijk has surprisingly been named as the only Liverpool star to make WhoScored’s European Team of the Season.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side were in scintillating form last season en route to capturing the Premier League title.

But Van Dijk, who has been instrumental in the Reds’ success since he signed in 2018, was described as “exceptional” by WhoScored.

The publication revealed that the 29-year-old Dutch centre-back “made more accurate passes (2903) than any other player to feature at the heart of the defence.”

WhoScored’s Team of the Season lines up in a 4-4-2 formation and only features players from Europe’s top five leagues.

Brescia’s Jesse Joronen earned a 7.01 rating and locked his place down between the sticks.

Ahead of Joronen is the centre-back pairing of Van Dijk (7.32) alongside Burnley defender James Tarkowski (7.19).

Leicester City’s Ricardo Pereira (7.50) is the first-choice right back while Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies (7.52) occupies the left-back slot.

Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, who has been linked with Manchester United, is paired in midfield alongside Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is the highest-rated player in the team with an 8.71 rating.

The 33-year-old Argentine forward takes up his place on the right wing, while fierce rival Cristiano Ronaldo (7.82) is out on the left wing.

Leading the frontline is ex-RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, who has now signed for Chelsea, alongside Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski.

Lewandowski, 31, scored an incredible 34 times in the German league last season as Bayern captured the Bundesliga title.

The ex-Dortmund striker was widely tipped as the favourite to win the 2020 Ballon d’Or before France Football cancelled the award due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Striker Suarez departs Barcelona for Atletico Madrid

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Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of striker Luis Suarez from La Liga rivals Barcelona.

The 33 year old Uruguay international signed a two-year contract with the club on Friday after passing his medical.

The 33-year-old joined Barca from Liverpool in 2014, winning the Champions League title in his first season in Spain.

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Zidane’s son Enzo set to join African giants Wydad Casablanca

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The 25-year-old midfielder looks poised continue his development with the Stade Mohammed V outfit
Enzo Zidane, the eldest son of Real Madrid legend and manager Zinedine Zidane, is hoping to join Botola Pro 1 side Wydad Casablanca, according to his agent Roberto Carlos.

The midfielder played for Juventus, Liceo Frances, San Jose before joining the Blancos youth team in 2004 and spent 10 years in the academy.

Zidane featured for Real Madrid teams C and B, before he made his first-team debut in 2016 in a Copa del Rey clash against Cultural Leonesa.

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‘We have just 13 players fit!’ – Guardiola ready to use Man City’s academy players

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The Spanish coach admits the club are short on numbers and he his eager to tap into their talented youth system

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has declared the club only have 13 fit players as he looks to giving their academy players a chance to step up.

A youthful City side beat Bournemouth 2-1 on Thursday in the Carabao Cup with 17-year-old Liam Delap opening the scoring on debut.

Phil Foden set up the opener for Guardiola’s side before sealing the game with a goal of his own in the 75th minute.

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