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No Mohamed Salah but who did make the best XI from the Champions League in 2019

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Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mane make the Champions League team of the year as Liverpool star Mohamed Salah misses out... but who else is in best XI from Europe?Five Liverpool players are included in the UEFA Fans' Team of the Year for 2019 But others missed out, including Mohamed Salah and forward Roberto Firmino The XI includes a number of the biggest names from across European football Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kevin De Bruyne also make the cut 

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mane have all made the UEFA Fans' Team of the Year – but a series of stars for Champions League holders Liverpool have missed out.

The likes of Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah will be shocked at being excluded from the best XI after winning the competition in June.

Their captain Jordan Henderson might also be annoyed to have missed out after Kevin de Bruyne and Frenkie de Jong were given a place in midfield. 

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah will be disappointed to have missed out on the European XI 

Salah's team-mate Sadio Mane did make the team however, as did four other Liverpool players


Goalkeeper: Alisson

Defence: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Matthijs De Ligt, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson

Midfield: Frenkie De Jong, Kevin De Bruyne

Attack: Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane

There will also be surprise at the fact that Robert Lewandowski has been included up front in front of other players.

His Bayern Munich side were dismissed by Jurgen Klopp's team at the round of 16 stage in last season's edition of the competition.

There is a familiar feel to the attacking spots though, with Messi included for the 11th time, and Ronaldo for the 14th time. 

The Barcelona captain was the top scorer in the Champions League with 12 goals and is the first player to score in 15 successive seasons of the competition.

Meanwhile, while Ronaldo's Juve crashed out to Ajax in the quarter-finals, he did win the Serie A title as well as the inaugural UEFA Nations League with Portugal. 

Lionel Messi was voted into a place in the side by the two million fans who cast their votes

Cristiano Ronaldo was included in the UEFA Fans' Team of the Year for the 14th occasion 

Elsewhere in the team, Liverpool players make up three of the four members of the defence.

Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold have all been voted in by the more than two million people who picked players for the side over the course of six weeks. 

Robertson and Alexander-Arnold were crucial components at full-back throughout Liverpool's run to Madrid, while Van Dijk was man-of-the-match in the final against Tottenham. 

The Dutch talisman also won the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award and Champions League Defender of the Season gong.  

Andy Robertson, Virgil Van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold made up three of the back four 

Liverpool defender Van Dijk picked up the 2018-19 UEFA Men's Player of the Year award 

Alisson is the other Liverpool player including - the Reds have five players in the team in total. 

De Bruyne is the only other representative from the Premier League - Manchester City lost to Tottenham in last year's quarter-finals, but the Belgian has been in scintillating form so far this season and he makes the team for the second time. 

Two members of Ajax's side which reached last season's semi-finals have been included, though both now ply their trade elsewhere: Matthijs De Ligt at Juventus and Frenkie De Jong at Barcelona. 

Matthijs De Ligt, now at Juventus, captained Ajax to the Champions League semi-finals 

Frenkie De Jong was also part of that side who agonisingly missed out on a place in the final 

UEFA have unveiled the best XI for the last calendar year,as voted for by over two million fans 


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