‘Sorry Virgil!’: Mo Salah has no room for Van Dijk as he reveals his dream five-a-side team with PSG strikers Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi making the cut… but there IS room for one of his Liverpool team-mates!
- Mo Salah omits Virgil Van Dijk from his star-studded dream 5-a-side squad
- Salah features alongside Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe
- But the winger did choose one Liverpool team-mate in Trent Alexander-Arnold
- Salah also went on to name Karim Benzema as the best player in the world
Liverpool forward Mo Salah revealed his dream -a-side team, but there was no room for team-mate Virgil van Dijk in the star-studded lineup.
Salah selected himself to feature alongside five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and PSG forwards Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.
However one Liverpool defender did make the cut in Trent Alexander-Arnold, who will line up alongside Salah and van Dijk in Saturday night’s Champions League final against Real Madrid.
Mo Salah left Virgil Van Dijk out of his five-a-side team in favour of Trent Alexander-Arnold
Salah told Rio Ferdinand on BT Sport: ‘I’ll go for Trent – I love Trent – so I’ll go for Trent… and Mbappe and myself.
‘I’m Sorry Virgil I don’t defend!
‘I’ll take Messi and Ronaldo.’
Cristiano Ronaldo was selected despite the rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool
The Egyptian winner was then pressed to reveal who he thought was the best player in the world, other than himself, and named Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema.
French striker Benzema is thought to be Salah’s main rival in the race for the 2022 Ballon d’Or, with both fighting for their maiden title.
Salah said: ‘If I don’t pick myself, I pick Benzema, and Mbappe.’
Karim Benzema was name the best player in the world by Salah alongside Kylian Mbappe
Six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi features alongside his team-mate Kylian Mbappe