17:36  +04,  August 8, 2019

UEFA reveals shortlist of nominees for 2018/19 Champions League awards

UEFA announces shortlist for best Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder and Forward for the 2018/19 club competition season.

The three players who received the most points overall in each positional category, in alphabetical order, are:

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).

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

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