Virgil van Dijk goes from 125/1 to odds-on to win PFA Player of the Year

Virgil van Dijk goes from 125/1 to odds-on to win PFA Player of the Year

Virgil van Dijk goes from 125/1 to odds-on to win PFA Player of the Year

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is the current heavy favourite to win the PFA Player of the Year award at the end of the season.

The Dutchman started the campaign as a 125/1 outsider to pick up the award, but the success of his team and his personal performances have seen him fall as short as 11/13 with Unibet.

On December 9, van Dijk was still available at 20/1, but Liverpool’s exceptional form across the month which saw them win all seven of their Premier League games has seen his odds cut drastically.

Both he and Jurgen Klopp picked up the PFA Player and Manager of the Month awards respectively, with van Dijk’s impact over the last 12 months at Anfield really being emphasised of late.

No defender has won the award since John Terry back in 2004/05, who was part of the famous Chelsea defence that conceded just 15 goals en route to winning the Premier League title in Jose Mourinho’s first season.

van Dijk’s teammate Mohamed Salah is the current holder of the award after he broke the Premier League record for goals in a 38-game season last term, netting 32 times in just 26 appearances.

Salah is currently third favourite to win the award this season at 8/1, while David Silva is second to van Dijk in winning the award. Elsewhere, Eden Hazard, Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane make up the top six.

van Dijk has been a colossus at the back for Liverpool this season, turning a once leaky defence into a formidable one. The Reds have conceded just three goals in 10 Premier League games at Anfield this season, while they have taken 28 points from a possible 30 on their home turf so far.

Full PFA Player of the Year Odds:

Virgil van Dijk at 11/13 with Unibet – BET HERE

David Silva at 8/1 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Mohamed Salah at 8/1 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Eden Hazard at 16/1 with Betfair – BET HERE

Raheem Sterling at 16/1 with Betfair – BET HERE

Harry Kane at 20/1 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Fernandinho at 25/1 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Sergio Aguero at 33/1 with Bet365 – BET HERE

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