4 Liverpool players named in the 30 man shortlist for the ballon d’or

Alisson becker, Roberto firmino, Sadio Mané and Mo Salah have been nominated for the 2018 ballon d’or award

Alisson becker joined Liverpool from roma for a world record fee at the time of £67 million and has had an impressive start to life at the five time European champions. In 37 leaugue appearance for Roma he kept 17 clean sheets and only conceding 28 goals that helped Roma have the 2nd best defence in Italy last season.

Bobby firmino had a brilliant end to last season after scoring 15 goals and 7 assists in 37 appearance in the premier league and having 10 goals and 8 assists in 13 champions league appearance that helped liverpool reach the champions league final last season and he deserves a big credit from being know as an underrated player to being known has the best false nine in world football.

Sadio Mané had a amazing start to last season but then unfortunately picked up a suspension and also a few injurys but still had a pretty good season having 10 goals and 7 assists in 29 premier league appearances and having 10 goals and only 1 assists in 11 chanpions leaugue appearance including a goal in the champions league final against Real Madrid.

Mo Salah was breaking all kinds of records last season after joining Liverpool from Roma the Egyptian international set the premier league and the champions league on fire with him breaking Alan Shearer record by scoring 32 goals in 36 leaugue appearances and having 10 goals and 5 assists in 13 champions league appearance and winning the PFA Player of the year award.

By Connor James Niblett

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