Virgil van Dijk is set to join an illustrious group of Liverpool players who have won the PFA Players’ Players of the Year award.
For the second consecutive year, a Liverpool player will take home the award, with Mo Salah being named as the winner last season.
Van Dijk fully deserves the award this season and joins an elite group of former Reds.
With Thursday’s announcement on the horizon, let’s look back at Liverpool’s previous winners of the award.
Terry McDermott: 1979-80
McDermott won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award during the 1979-80 campaign, scoring 11 goals in 37 league appearances from midfield.
Kenny Dalglish: 1982-83
King Kenny scored 18 goals in the top division in in the 1982-83 season for Liverpool. He scored 20 goals in 57 appearances in all competitions that season.
Ian Rush: 1983-84
A stunning season saw Rush net 32 league goals during the 83/84 season. He went on to find the back of the net 47 times in all competitions.
John Barnes: 1987-88
Barnes scored 15 league goals in what was the old First Division and that was enough to see him win the award. It was his maiden season at Anfield and certainly one to remember after joining from Watford.
Steven Gerrard: 2005-06
Liverpool had to wait a while for one of their players to win the award, but Steven Gerrard was named as the PFA Players’ Player of the Year back during the 05/06 campaign.
Luis Suarez: 2013-14
Luis Suarez’s fine form during the 2013-14 season saw him pick up the award, in what was his final season in England. His performances during that campaign will live long in the memories of Reds fans.
Mo Salah: 2017/18
The award looks to be going to Anfield for a second successive season, with Mo Salah winning it during the last campaign.