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Liverpool boss Klopp has no problems with Messi winning Ballon D'Or

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp had no complaints about Lionel Messi claiming his sixth Ballon D'Or on Monday.

Messi beat Reds defender Virgil van Dijk to the award, with a leaked image showing the Dutchman losing by two votes.

When asked for his take on the Ballon d'Or pecking order: "That is how people see it. Absolutely no problem.

"Lionel Messi is probably the best player I saw in my lifetime. Maradona, but I see Messi more often. Lionel rightly so won it six times.

"Cannot remember a more impressive season for a defender, ever."

He added: "We played an outstanding season, we won the Champions League and got 97 points, we cannot do that without top performing players.

"It is nice but it is last season, I am sure now all awards are done and the boys can go for new awards if they want."

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