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Liverpool star Virgil Van Dijk perfectly hits back at Piers Morgan over Ballon d'Or jibe

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Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk hit back at Piers Morgan at the Ballon d'Or award ceremony on Monday evening after making a joke about Cristiano Ronaldo.

Van Dijk, who finished in second-place to Lionel Messi but above Juventus superstar Ronaldo, asked a reporter if the forward 'was really a rival' in a tongue-in-cheek interview.



TV personality Morgan, however, tweeted the Liverpool centre-back to say: "No.. Cristiano is a far greater player, you’re not in his league."



Hi Piers, If you don’t jump on the social media bandwagon and would listen to the whole interview then you would know I made a joke, and only got respect for those 2   — Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) December 2, 2019 Van Dijk moved to politely shoot down Morgan with his response, saying: "Hi Piers, If you don’t jump on the social media bandwagon and would listen to the whole interview then you would know I made a joke, and only got respect for those 2 [Messi]."



Supporters loved Virgil's retort, commenting: "VVD owning Morgan with well timed challenge as per."
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