Nominees for UEFA Forward of the Season award has been announced with Liverpool’s Sadio Mane contending alongside Barcelona’s goal machine,Lionel Messi and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Senegalese starred for the Reds as they went all the way to defeat Tottenham Hotspur in the final of Champions League last season.
Although Messi and Ronaldo were both eliminated in the earlier stages, they still made the UEFA Forward of the Season cut.
Alisson Becker (Liverpool), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Barcelona) are all up for the goalkeeper’s prize.
The Defender of the Year will be picked from Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) and Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax/Juventus).
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Frenkie De Jong (Ajax) and Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) are the midfielders nominated.