Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson has identified Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk as best positioned to win the Premier League player of the year award this season.

Merson believes Van Dijk should win the award ahead of his team-mate Jordan Henderson.

Van Dijk’s fine performance has helped Jurgen Klopp’s side build a 22-point lead at the top of the league table.

The Dutch international has started all 28 of Liverpool Premier League games this term, scoring four goals.

Henderson has also been in top form in the midfield this season, netting 3 and providing 5 assists.

However, Merson sees Van Dijk as the favourite to win the PFA player of the year award this season.

The Dutch international has started all 28 of Liverpool Premier League games this term, scoring four goals.

Henderson has also been in top form in the midfield this season, netting 3 and providing 5 assists.

However, Merson sees Van Dijk as the favourite to win the PFA player of the year award this season.