Reds dominate Ballon d’Or nominees as seven LFC players shortlisted

Posted by

Liverpool players take up almost a quarter of the spots in the top 30 players nominated for the Ballon d’Or as seven Reds are up for it.

Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gini Wijnaldum, Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Bobby Firmino have all been shortlisted for the award.

The big Dutchman stands out as one of the favourites for the award, but it’d be a fair shout if Alisson, Mane or Salah were to win the Ballon d’Or.

There was a further eight players from other Premier League clubs that made the cut – with Manchester City quintet Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez, Tottenham duo Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joining the Reds.

Goalkeeper Alisson is also up for the first Yashin Trophy – named after the only goalkeeper to have ever won the Ballon d’Or, former Soviet international Lev Yashin.

More Stories Ballon D'or Liverpool