UEFA Awards: Van Dijk, Arnold, Alisson nominated for best defender, goalkeeper award

UEFA Awards: Van Dijk, Arnold, Alisson nominated for best defender, goalkeeper award

- UEFA Awards have three Liverpool stars nominated in the Champions League best defender and goalkeeper categories

- Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold were selected in the best defender category along with Matthijs de Ligt

- Alisson Becker was picked in the goalkeeping category along with Hugo Lloris and Marc Andre Ter Stegen

Ahead of the UEFA Awards set to hold on August 29, nominees for the best players in different categories have been shortlisted for the 2018-19 season.

Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been selected for best defender award in last season's tournament following their outstanding performances.

Also in contention for the award is former Ajax center-back Matthijs de Ligt who now joined Juventus.

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The Reds won their sixth European title following their 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the final played ta the Wanda Metropolitano.

Alison Becker is also a contender for the best goalkeeper in the competition where he stood in-between the sticks for Jurgen Klopp's side for the entire duration of the Champions League.

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World Cup winner Hugo Lloris and Barcelona's Marc Andre Ter Stegen are also in the running for the coveted goalkeeping accolade.

Winners will be announced at the Champions League draws for the 2019-20 season on Thursday, August 29.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Harry Maguire has been handed best wishes from Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk after his big summer move to Manchester United.

The 25-year-old's £80million fee that made him the most expensive defender in the world, beating Van Dijk's £75m move in January 2018.

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