(Video) Samuel Eto’o makes huge FIFA Best Awards claim

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Former Barcelona forward Samuel Eto’o says Mo Salah and Sadio Mane are more deserving winners of the FIFA Best Award this evening than any of the three contenders – Virgil van Dijk, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Certainly, one of Mane or Salah should be on the list ahead of Ronaldo, but the Portuguese is always going to be there because of his status.

Choosing the pair over Messi or Van Dijk would be much more controversial.

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At the time of writing, the main award for the best player of the year has not yet been announced, though Van Dijk is the favourite.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has already won the Coach of the Year prize – read more about that by clicking here.

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