UEFA has shortlisted players for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League positional awards, Concise News understands.
This shortlist was released by UEFA on Thursday with Liverpool players dominating it.
The awards will honour the best Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder and Forward from the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League season.
It will take place during the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday 29 August.
“The jury comprised the coaches of the 32 clubs that participated in the group stage of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League, together with 55 journalists from each of UEFA’s 55 member associations, and selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group,” UEFA said.
“Coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own teams.
“Both coaches and journalists were requested to select a shortlist of three players in each category by allocating respectively five points, three points and one point to each of them.
“The final result was based on the total number of votes cast by the coaches and the journalists.”
Shortlist For UEFA Awards 2019
Below is the shortlist of players for the UEFA awards 2019:
GOALKEEPERS: Alisson Becker (Brazil – Liverpool FC); Hugo Lloris (France – Tottenham Hotspur FC); Marc-André ter Stegen (Germany – FC Barcelona)
DEFENDERS: Trent Alexander-Arnold (England – Liverpool FC); Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands – AFC Ajax, now Juventus); Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands – Liverpool FC)
MIDFIELDERS: Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands – AFC Ajax, now FC Barcelona); Christian Eriksen (Denmark – Tottenham Hotspur FC); Jordan Henderson (England – Liverpool FC)
FORWARDS: Sadio Mané (Senegal – Liverpool FC); Lionel Messi (Argentina – FC Barcelona); Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal – Juventus)