After a brilliant year for the Reds, Liverpool stars feature heavily in the UEFA Best Awards for 2019, with the winners to be revealed on September 23.
In the goalkeeping section, Alisson is up against Manchester City man Ederson and Barcelona stopper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, who was beaten four times at Anfield on that famous semi-final night.
Jurgen Klopp will come up against Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham boss who his side beat in the Champions League final, in the Coach of the Year award.
The FIFA Men’s Player Award will be between Virgil van Dijk, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, just as the UEFA version of the award, which the Dutchman won last Thursday, was.
#LFC featuring in the nominees for FIFA Best Awards 2019. 🔴🏆
Men's Goalkeeper Award:
Alisson, Ederson, Ter Stegen
Men's Coach Award:
Guardiola, Klopp and Pochettino
Men's Player Award:
Van Dijk, Messi, Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/cCkx1KVXkp
— Connor Dunn (@ConnorDunn7) September 2, 2019
Of the eight FIFA Best Awards, Reds stars could qualify for four of them, with three for the women’s game, and one for fans. The only section a Reds man does not feature in when they are eligible is for the Puskas Award, which is for the best goal.
No other club has as many different representatives in the list as the Reds do.
Individual awards are not the main priority, it has to be said, but having so many players, and Klopp, up there amongst the best in the world right now is clearly a good thing.
The likes of Sadio Mane and Mo Salah are not on the list, but they too have been superb over the last few months. Long may it continue.