The trio of Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk and Jurgen Klopp retained their crowns in the FIFA Best Men’s World XI and Best Coach categories respectively, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and newcomer Thiago Alcantara also featuring.
A couple of Liverpool players may feel somewhat robbed to have not been rewarded for their efforts during the title-winning season, but the Reds haven’t come off badly against the world’s elite.
— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) December 18, 2020
Following a continental treble, it’s not surprising to see a handful of Bayern players in the mix, not to mention the usual suspects up top.
Given that the World XI was expected to be utterly dominated by Hansi Flick’s Champions League-winners, we’ve done extremely well to leave our mark so prominently.
The pipping of Andy Robertson by Alphonso Davies to the left-back spot and, if one is brave enough to argue, Kevin de Bruyne of Jordan Henderson, are such examples of some of the more debatable results at the awards.
Nonetheless, we’re delighted to see the Reds dominating this year, and hope for another successful campaign to warrant an improvement next term.