Klopp says Ballon d'Or should go to van Dijk

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Klopp says Ballon d'Or should go to van Dijk

PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS WHITE FLASHES BETWEEN EDITS PLEASE NOTE: RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: FOOTBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION MANAGERS OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS JURGEN KLOPP AND PEP


Klopp says Ballon d'Or should go to van Dijk

PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS WHITE FLASHES BETWEEN EDITS PLEASE NOTE: RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: FOOTBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION MANAGERS OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS JURGEN KLOPP AND PEP GUARDIOLA SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AT AWARDS EVENT SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (NOVEMBER 24, 2019)(FWA - ACCESS ALL) 1.

FOOTBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION (FWA) AWARDS EVENT -

Class="kln">LIVERPOOL MANAGER JURGEN KLOPP, ONE OF THE FWA MANAGERS OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS, SPEAKING TO REPORTERS 2.

(SOUNDBITE)(English) LIVERPOOL MANAGER JURGEN KLOPP AFTER BEING ASKED IF VIRGIL VAN DIJK HAS A CHANCE TO WIN BALLON D'OR AWARD, SAYING: "If you talk about, if you give the Ballon d'Or to the best player of his generation, you give it always to Lionel Messi, that's how it is, but if you give it to the best player of last season then it was Virgil van Dijk, so, I don't know exactly how it will work but that's how I see it, if it's for the best player, the best player at all, and of all, then it's Lionel, best player of last season, Virgil.

We will see." 3.

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(SOUNDBITE)(English) LIVERPOOL MANAGER JURGEN KLOPP AFTER BEING ASKED IF HE'S WORRIED ABOUT HAVING A BIG LEAD IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE STANDINGS AND SEEING IT SHRINK, SAYING: "Don't really think about it, I mean it's only eight points to Leicester so we should not forget them, they were champions three years ago, four years ago, I'm not sure, so,

Class="kln">Chelsea plays incredible this season so it's all, if we would've lost last week, the last game against, the last game we played against Crystal Palace then it's all of a sudden only five points and people talk about completely different thing so we are completely relaxed about that, we don't think about the gap, we don't think about the points, we just think about the next game, that works really well so far and hopefully we can stay like this." 5.

MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER PEP GUARDIOLA, ONE OF THE FWA MANAGERS OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS, SPEAKING TO REPORTERS 6.

(SOUNDBITE)(English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER PEP GUARDIOLA AFTER BEING ASKED IF MANCHESTER CITY CAN REPEAT LAST SEASON'S DOMESTIC TREBLE, SAYING: "Well it's so difficult, if it happened just one time in all English football history it's because was not easy, it's not easy, so...but we will try to play the next game as well as possible." 7.

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(SOUNDBITE)(English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER PEP GUARDIOLA AFTER BEING ASKED HOW HE FEELS THINGS ARE GOING SO FAR THIS SEASON, SAYING: "Yeah, unfortunately we had big injuries in a long time, and we have incredible opponents, especially in the Premier League like, they win every week by week, but it's still November so keep going and we'll see what happen until the end." STORY: Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City's Pep Guardiola claimed the Football Writers Association managers of the year award at a ceremony Sunday (November 24) night in Manchester.

Klopp managed Liverpool to a UEFA Champions league title and a 97 point finish in the Premier League, just one point shy of Guardiola and champs Manchester City.

Spaniard Guardiola guided Man City to their historic domestic treble, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and the Caraboa Cup in the 2018-19 season.

The 2019 Ballon d'Or winner will be revealed December 2 in Paris with Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk, and Christiano Ronaldo considered frontrunners from a group 30 finalists announced in October.

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