An exclusive list of Ballon D'Or rankings has been leaked on social media ahead of the awards' ceremony on Monday and it has shown that ​Lionel Messi has been named as the winner.

The ​FC Barcelona legend is favourite to win the gong ahead of ​Liverpool talisman ​Virgil van Dijk and ​Juventus hitman ​Cristiano Ronaldo.

In the image of the leaked final standings shared on Twitter , Messi tops the voting with 446 points to van Dijk's 382 in second.


The voting for the award has already been carried out but it it still not substantiated as to whether the above list is final or no.

Two Liverpool superstars follow Lionel Messi into the top three as Van Dijk and Salah make a name for themselves in the list respectively.

Cristiano Ronaldo came in fourth with 133 points, followed by two other Liverpool heroes Sadio Mane and Alisson who were on 97 and 82 points respectively.

After the Reds' duo, came in Kylian Mbappe, Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt and Eden Hazard to complete the top 10 list.

Messi and Ronaldo have won the award more times than any other player, but their 10-year dominance was broken last year by Real Madrid's Luka Modric.

Meanwhile, former Liverpool captain ​Steven Gerrard believes Lionel Messi does not deserve to win the 2019 Ballon d'Or Award, with Virgil van Dijk being the former Reds' captain's preferred choice.