- Ballon d'Or 2019 award gala will hold in December with 30 players tipped for the coveted prize
- Seven Liverpool stars including Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk, Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum were named in the list
- Ahead of the event, the seven Liverpool stars took heart-warming photography at their training ground with their certificates
Without any iota of doubt, 2019 belongs to Liverpool and there is no justification other than how the team has been collectively raking the reward of their success as reigning European champions.
Liverpool had a breakthrough season in 2018/2019 beating Tottenham to Champions League glory in style after emerging Premier League runner-up behind Manchester City.
The Reds later defeated Europa League winners Chelsea on penalty to win the Super Cup trophy before starting the new EPL season on a strong note.
Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk, Roberto Firmnino, and Georginio Wijnaldum were given special mentions in the list dominated by Liverpool.
And interestingly they posed for a photograph with their certificates at their Melwood training base to the joys of football fans across the world.
They held framed certificates, a confirmation they were certified shortlisted candidates for the honour.
Liverpool goalie Alisson showed his usual steady hands as he held two framed certificates, showing he was shortlisted for the Yachine Trophy.
Liverpool defender Van Dijk is tipped to win the award ahead of Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Juventus ace Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Dutchman was an integral figure in Liverpool's breakthrough in the 2018/2019 campaign.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Virgil Van Dijk has emerged winner of Northwest Football award 2019 for the Premier League best player category.
The defender cruised to victory at the Northwest Football Award event held on Tuesday, November 12 ahead of Raheem Sterling and teammate Mo Salah.
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