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Liverpool defender Van Dijk mocks Ronaldo no-show

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk enjoyed a dig at Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo at tonight's Ballon d'Or gala.

Ronaldo finished third in tonight's Ballon d'Or count, won by Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.

The 34-year-old did not attend the ceremony in Paris to crown Messi and speaking on the red carpet, Van Dijk was asked about Cristiano's no-show.

“Why, was he a candidate to win?" scoffed the Dutchman.

Ronaldo is to receive the award for Serie A MVP of 2018-19 thanks to his 21-goal haul and Scudetto success.

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