Mane To Go Up Against Ronaldo And Messi For Champions League Award

Sadio Mane will face competition from Messi and Ronaldo for best forward for the 18/19 Champions League positional awards. Liverpool has a total of five players nominated across all positions. 

Liverpool beat Spurs in the Champions League final to win the trophy for the sixth time. Because of their performances in the competition they have Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane named among the contenders in their respective categories.

Messi, who was the top scorer in last season’s competition with 12 goals is Mane’s main competition for the award. 

The awards will be presented during the 2019-20 Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday 29 August.

The shortlisting jury comprised the coaches of the 32 clubs from last season’s group stage and journalists from each of Uefa’s 55 member associations.

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur); Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona).
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax, now Juventus), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool).
Midfielders: Frenkie de Jong (Ajax, now Barcelona), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool).
Forwards: Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus).