Gerard Pique warns Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk that “this game is made for strikers” ahead of Ballon d’Or bid

Virgil van Dijk

The Dutch centre-back won UEFA’s Men’s Player of the Year award ahead of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at Thursday’s Champions League group stage draw in Monaco.

He is expected to be a contender for the Ballon d’Or later in the year after helping Liverpool to the Champions League title last season.

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