Liverpool African duo, Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah have been nominated for FIFA TheBest Men’s Player of the Year award.
Mane, Senegalese and Egyptian, Salah played huge roles in Liverpool’s march to their first Premier League trophy in three decades.
The pair form part of the Reds’ deadly three-pronged attack with Brazilian, Firmino being the final piece of that jigsaw.
Both players missed out on the award last year as Lionel Messi took it home, but they managed to get in good positions in the top ten.
Liverpool have not had a start as strong as last season’s this term, but both players have shown good form and have helped their team when it matters most.
They will face teammates Virgil Van Dijk and Thiago Alcântara, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, PSG and France’s Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi and Neymar.
Lewandowski has been tipped to have the best shout for the award after a stellar season with Die Roten.