Liverpool players dominate UEFA’s fans’ team of the year with TEN nominees – and Andy Robertson is the first Scot ever to be picked
- UEFA player of the year Virgil Van Dijk and Jordan Henderson are included
- Robertson is the first player from Scotland to be nominated in 19-year history
- Ronaldo is in the running for 16th successive year, with four English players
Liverpool have the most nominees for UEFA’s fans’ team of the year, with Andy Robertson also the first Scottish player to be nominated.
UEFA player of the year Virgil Van Dijk and captain Jordan Henderson are among the 10 nominees from the Champions League winners.
Robertson is the first player from Scotland to be nominated in the 19-year history of the fans’ team, while 21 countries are represented in total from 14 clubs across Europe.
UEFA player of the year Virgil Van Dijk and captain Jordan Henderson are among the nominees
Cristiano Ronaldo is in the running for the 16th successive year alongside four English players, Harry Kane, Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Raheem Sterling.
Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker make up the Liverpool contingent on the 50-man list.
Among former Liverpool greats to make the star-studded X1 was of course Steven Gerrard, alongside the aforementioned van Dijk, fellow defender Sami Hyypia, and PSanish forwards Fernando Torres and Luis García.
Robertson is the first player from Scotland to be nominated in the 19-year history of fans’ team
Exactly half of the total nominees in the latest installment have played in the Premier League in 2019, including four English players.
Interestingly, no English player has made the team since then-Chelsea defender Ashley Cole in 2010.