With the Ballon d’Or cancelled as a result of coronavirus pandemic, this yr’s prime particular person prize in soccer is more likely to be FIFA’s The Finest awards, and awkward naming apart Liverpool look to be properly represented right now amongst the nominees.
Six Reds might be in rivalry throughout three classes, with 4 outfielders, one goalkeeper, and one supervisor up for the awards, that are set to be handed out on December seventeenth primarily based on voting by the media, an professional panel, and followers.
Alongside supervisor Jürgen Klopp and goalkeeper Alisson Becker, within the outfield participant class there are the three normal Liverpool suspects Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah, and Virgil van Dijk—however now there’s additionally midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
The fashionable Spanish worldwide hasn’t had a lot of an opportunity to make an impression at Anfield but attributable to health points, however he was key to Bayern Munich profitable the treble final season and is greater than deserving of his inclusion as a nominee.
For Thiago and Liverpool’s different three outfield nominees, they’ll seemingly must be blissful simply being nominated, with Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski the clear frontrunner. Klopp, although, has a case for being favorite within the supervisor class.
As for Alisson, after profitable all the highest goalkeeping honours final yr, it’s seemingly that accidents will harm his possibilities this time round and it could be one other man concerned in Bayern’s treble, Manuel Neur, who takes the prize right here.