UEFA POTY: Mane, Salah snubbed

UEFA have announced three nominees for the Men's Player of the Year award, with Liverpool superstars Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane snubbed.

The Reds lifted the Champions League title in Kyiv in May this year and the African duo played crucial roles in their triumph.
 
Of Jurgen Klopp's side, only defender Virgil van Dijk has earned a nomination for the award, a rare sight for a player in his position.
 
Lionel Messi, meanwhile, has become a staple of these awards, along with rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
 
Surprisingly, the former has been nominated for finishing as the top scorer in the competition, something that one usually associates with his Portuguese arch-nemesis.
 
Ronaldo completes the trifecta courtesy of his nearly memorable debut season with Juventus, during which he exited the competition in the quarter-finals.
 
The winner will be declared on August 29, 2019 when the draw for the latest Champions League season will take place.

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