It looks like we may already know the winner of this year’s Ballon d’Or as a leaked document claims to show the final results.
Take a look below at what looks a pretty legit list of the top ten players in the world, with Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi pipping Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk to first place.
?There is a 'leaked Ballon d'Or rankings' list leaked by an anonymous source earlier on Twitter today, in which Messi wins the award. pic.twitter.com/Uifzhxa5ov
— Barca Universal (@BarcaUniversal) November 30, 2019
Reds fans won’t be too happy if this does end up proving accurate, but of course most of them will be more focused on Premier League glory anyway.
Van Dijk may well deserve the prize on this year’s form, but there’s also no shame in losing to a phenomenal talent like Messi, who has been a joy to watch as ever in 2019.
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah completes the top three, while five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo is only fourth this time.
There are then two more LFC players in the form of Sadio Mane and Alisson, while there’s also room for big names like Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard and young Dutch duo Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt.