Jurgen Klopp Leads Strong Liverpool Presence in FIFA The Best List


Congratulations to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on back to back FIFA The Best awards. The Reds boss becomes the first manager to win the award twice, and his side had the strongest presence of any club on the list, which was released today. (For the Liverpool team news and starting XI prediction go here)

That’s to be expected, as the Merseyside club are the top notch team in the world right now. Check out this tweet from Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum:

Yes, in addition to Klopp winning the coach of the year plaudit, goalkeeper Alisson Becker made the FIFA World 11, as did two of the four defenders that regularly play in front of him- right back Trent Alexander Arnold and central defender Virgil van Dijk.

Additionally, summer transfer window addition and attacking midfielder Thiago Alcantara was in the team too. So if you’re scoring at home that’s four players out of 11, and the boss. The defending Premier League champions vaulted back to the top of the table in midweek, with an exciting win over Tottenham Hotspur.

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It’s quite an astounding feat, given how many key players, including Van Dijk and Thiago, are out injured for the long term this season. The only other Premier League player to be named to the FIFA best 11 was Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne. The full list can be viewed here.

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  1. Adebayo Adedayo says

    I commented it b4 because I know he is the best coach I mean where football is at the moment, no coach can catch his outstanding preformance. Lets take a good look at the liv vs tot game at anfield it was Liverpool 2 vs Tottenham VAR Hotspur 1. VAR and some other officials had always wanted Liverpool to fall shot of EPL top position. All he needed to do is to realise it on time by puting his best, non injured players on every game. he must also know that every game Liverpool are playing is a most win.

  2. Adedayo Adebayo says

    Liverpool are winning the EPL or UCL Or even both. And as for the crystal palace game, Liverpool to win Roberto firmino to score again

  3. Turyasingura rodgers says

    That is it all

  4. Turyasingura rodgers says

    I think its the right time for klopp to show us the best he is

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