Football: Wijnadum hails Liverpool team as 7 squad members made FIFa Award shortlist
Liverpool football club midfielder Gini Wijnaldum hails Liverpool teammates as seven members of the Merseyside club made the shortlist for FIFA 2020 awards coming up in December 2020.
Liverpool’s Sadio Manè, Mohamed Salah,Virgil Van Dijk and summer signing Thiago Alcantara made the list for FIFA men’s footballer of the year award.
Goalkeeper Allison Becker also made the FIFA best goalkeeper of the year shortlist after another impressive season with the Reds last campaign.
German tactician Jurgen Klopp also got nominated for the FIFA coach of the year award after leading Liverpool to their first English Premier league title in 30 years last season.
Liverpool has the highest nominations in all the male categories combined after seven members of their team were shortlisted.
The English Premier League defending champions were unplayable last season in the EPL as they won the league title convincingly.
The liverpool players shortlisted in the FIFA men’s footballer of the year category will have to beat the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and other nominees to have a chance at winning the award.
Voting for the shortlisted nominees are now opened at FIFA.Com and it will close on 9th of December,the release of three shortlisted nominees in each category will be revealed on the 11th of December while winner will be announced on 17th of December.