Mohamed Salah up against Ronaldo and Messi in Champions League awards
Liverpool man hit 11 goals in Europe last season en route to the final.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been shortlisted for the best forward award in last season’s Champions League.
New Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker could also be named as the Champions League’s best goalkeeper for his performances at former club Roma, but the Brazilian will need to see off Madrid’s Keylor Navas and Gianluigi Buffon – who played for Juventus but is now at Paris St Germain.
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The nominees were chosen by coaches and journalists, with the winners announced during the draw for this season’s group stage on August 30.
The Europa League does not have individual positional awards but will crown a player of the tournament from 2017-18 when the group stage for that competition is conducted a day later.
Manchester United’s late transfer target Diego Godin is one of three players shortlisted for the award – won in 2017 by Paul Pogba – with the Atletico Madrid defender in the running against team-mate Antoine Griezmann, scorer of two goals in the final win over Marseille – who have Dimitri Payet nominated.