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Piers Morgan shut down by Van Dijk after celebrity's knee-jerk reaction to Ronaldo's Ballon d'Or no-show joke

Virgil van Dijk took to Twitter to shut down Piers Morgan after the English broadcaster claimed that the Liverpool defender isn't in the same league as Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Van Dijk finished second in the Ballon d'Or voting, with Lionel Messi winning his record-breaking sixth award on Monday afternoon.

The Liverpool centre-back did finish in front of Ronaldo, who came third in the vote behind La Liga champion Messi and Champions League winner Van Dijk.

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Van Dijk poked fun at Ronaldo in Paris on Monday, stating that he didn't realise the Juventus man was in the running to win because he was not at the awards ceremony.