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Boskamp: De Jong better than Liverpool defender Van Dijk

Dutch coach Jan Boskamp insists Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk didn't deserve his place in the top three of last night's Ballon d'Or count.

Boskamp says Van Dijk isn't even the best player amongst the Dutch.

He argued on VTBL: “Frenkie (De Jong) is in number two for me.

"He has had a fantastic season with Ajax and the Dutch national team. And he has effortlessly become one of the determining forces at Barcelona. Also in different positions.

"Frenkie above Virgil? Yes! Surely De Jong has also won prizes? National champion and the TOTO KNVB Cup (with Ajax)."

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