Many Liverpool fans were thrilled after the club officially announced that Virgil van Dijk had been named Standard Chartered Player of the Month.
The Red shared the positive update about the 27-year-old defender on their official Twitter account on Wednesday and lots supporters responded to share their admiration for the player.
Virgil van Dijk has been named @StanChart Player of the Month. ????
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 12, 2018
One Reds supporter tweeted that they expected van Dijk to continue submitting excellent displays in the coming weeks while another labelled the centre-back an absolute beast.
The Reds’ official website revealed in a brief statement that the 27-year-old had pipped Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah to the award.
Live 4 Liverpool has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
Very well deserved. I'd say that Mane and Joe Gomez are close second's.
— The Main Mane (@TheMainMane10) September 12, 2018
Absolute Beast ???? ???? ????
— ?? (@VintageShaqiri) September 12, 2018
He is top three of defender in the world on 2018-2019.?????????
— Natty (@Napapor13772169) September 12, 2018
Really well deserved ????????
— J°Å°Ý (@c_kivg) September 12, 2018
Yeah for sure
— ????SIR_LIVERPOOL???? (@TU1KII) September 12, 2018
Congratulations VirjilvDjik. We want even more collosal display of defence in coming days too.
— Karma Aashibinho ? (@ImAashib17) September 12, 2018
Your a legend mate
— Bobby Firmino (@Sadiobobby) September 12, 2018
Yasssss 1000% deserved, what a man
— Nikki (@Nikkimc_942) September 12, 2018
Van Dijk more than deserves to be crowned Standard Chartered’s first Player of the Month this season as he has cruised to stellar performances in the campaign. The centre-back has effectively been a rock at the back for his side and is a key reason why Jurgen Klopp’s men have racked up so many clean sheets in their opening games. While van Dijk clearly deserves another personal accolade for his shelf, reflected by the outpouring of love from supporters he received after he was announced the winner, it’s interesting that Mane and Salah were just behind in the voting for the award. As while both attackers have done tremendously well this season in their early outings, it’s hard to find a Reds player who has struggled, Joe Gomez should have been in the running. One supporter tweeted that Mane as well as Gomez should have been a close second to van Dijk for this award and it’s hard to disagree with them. Gomez has shone this season back in his natural position of centre-back and should have at least made the top three in the voting.