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Liverpool defender Van Dijk will accept Messi winning Ballon d'Or

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says he won't be upset if Lionel Messi takes out the Ballon d'Or.

A leaked document has shown Messi will win his sixth Ballon d'Or on Monday night, beating the likes of Van Dijk and his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah.

"There are no losers on that evening," Van Dijk said.

"I am very proud to be in that bracket, be in there for the way I performed with the team last year and also with the country.

"It is just something to be proud of because not a lot of players go there and are up for these kinds of things. There are no losers that evening – we'll see what happens."

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