The winner will be known in the draw of the group stage of the Europa League, which will be held on August 30 in Monaco
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Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson Becker reacts after the FA Community Shield soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain, 04 August 2019. EFE/EPA/WILL OLIVER
The Brazilian Alisson Becker, the Dutch Virgil van Dijk and Frenkie de Jong and the Senegalese Sadio Mané, among other players, were selected as candidates for the best player awards by position of the 2018/2019 Champions League to be awarded by UEFA during the group draw next August 29 in Monaco.
The jury is made up of 32 coaches of the teams that participated in the group stage of the top continental competition, who were unable to vote for players from their own clubs, and 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM).
Coaches and journalists had to select three players per position and give them five, three or one point.
As voted, the Brazilian Alisson Becker (Liverpool), the Frenchman Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) and the German Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona) are the three goalkeepers who opt for the 'best goalkeeper' award.
In the defense, it is the Englishman Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) and the Dutch Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) and Matthijs de Ligt (who played the Champions League with Ajax but now plays for Juventus) who won the most votes.
The Danish Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), the Englishman Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) and the Dutchman Frenkie de Jong (Ajax, but currently in Barcelona) are the three midfielders who stand above the rest.
As for the best strikers, journalists and coaches voted, mostly, Senegalese Sadio Mané (Liverpool), Argentine Lionel Messi (Barcelona) and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus).
UEFA also announced the list of players that can win the best player award in the 2018/19 Europa League, formed by Frenchman Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) and two of the new Real Madrid signings: Belgian Eden Hazard (Chelsea ) and the Serbian Luka Jovic (Eintracht Frankfurt).
The winner will be known in the draw for the group stage of the Europa League, which will be held on August 30 in Monaco.