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FINALLY; Check out the top 20 contenders for the 2022 Ballon d’Or Award revealed by France Football on Friday evening

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FINALLY; Check out the top 20 contenders for the 2022 Ballon d’Or Award revealed by France Football on Friday evening

Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Mohamed Salah, and Kylian Mbappe are a few of the players who made the cut.

But who will win the title when the outcome is revealed on October 17?

20. Luis Diaz

In the first half of the season, Diaz ripped it up for FC Porto. Following his January signing with Liverpool, he was a revelation.

19. Joao Cancelo

Cancelo, despite being a full-back, has become one of Man City’s most important players.

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18. Casemiro

Casemiro ought to place in the top 20 after playing a crucial role on a successful Real Madrid squad in 2021–2022.

17. Phil Foden

Foden continues to go from strength-to-strength as every year goes by. He could well win the Ballon d’Or in the future.

16. Cristiano Ronaldo

Since 2004, Ronaldo has now appeared on the Ballon d’Or shortlist in every season. That’s crazy. Even at the age of 37, he still accomplishes amazing things.

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15. Harry Kane

Kane started the season off slowly but found his groove when Antonio Conte was appointed manager.

14. Trent-Alexander-Arnold

Alexander-Arnold has done, and continues to do some incredible things on the football pitch.

13. Christopher Nkunku

Nkunku scored just the 35 goals in 52 games for RB Leipzig last season. Not too shabby.

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Christopher Nkunku(photo by Getty images)

12. Erling Haaland

We think Haaland will just miss out on the top 10 after scoring 29 goals in 30 games for Dortmund in 2021/22.

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11. Heung-min Son

Son won the Premier League Golden Boot (shared with Mohamed Salah) after a stunning campaign with Spurs.

10. Virgil van Dijk

The best defender in the world. He was back to his best in the 2021/22 season after fully recovering from a serious knee injury.

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Virgil Van Djik (photo by Getty images)

9. Kevin De Bruyne

De Bruyne was named the Premier League Player of the Season after leading Manchester City to their fourth title in five years.

8. Thibaut Courtois

Courtois was imperious for Real Madrid in the 2021/22 campaign and produced a Man-of-the-Match performance in the Champions League final vs Liverpool.

7. Luka Modric

The Ballon d’Or winner from 2018 is still a fantastic player at age 36.

6. Vinicius Jr

It was a breakout season for the Brazilian, who has formed a devastating partnership with Benzema for Real Madrid.

5. Mohamed Salah

Salah started the 2021/22 season on fire but tailed off slightly as the campaign went on. Still, he deserves a top five finish.

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4. Kylian Mbappe

While Mbappe was at his best for PSG in the 2021–2022 season, Lionel Messi and Neymar weren’t. He had a 49 goal and 31 assist season for club and country in 2021/22.

3. Robert Lewandowski

Lewandowski will likely come close once more, but his Ballon d’Or wait will continue. In the 2021–2022 season, he led Bayern Munich with 50 goals.

2. Sadio Mane

Liverpool won the Carabao Cup and FA Cup thanks in large part to Mane’s outstanding play. He also played a crucial role in Senegal’s victory at the Africa Cup of Nations, which guaranteed their place in the World Cup finals.

1. Karim Benzema

It would be shocking if Benzema wasn’t declared the winner. He scored 44 goals during the 2021–2022 season, leading Real Madrid to both the Champions League and La Liga titles.

Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema is in superb form and will be looking to add to his goal tally (Picture: Getty Images)

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(Video) Konate almost scores goal of the season with incredible long-range effort

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(Video) Konate almost scores goal of the season with incredible long-range effort

Liverpool began proceedings in the second-half with far more aggression and intent and actually came close to finding an effort via unlikely scorer Ibrahima Konate.

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The Frenchman raced into the opposing half in a manner some might suggest was Joel Matip-esque before attempting to catch Kepa Arrizabalaga off his line with a speculative effort.

The shot went just wide of the post in what was a clear warning sign for Graham Potter’s men.

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Liverpool confirms midfield transfer as Jürgen Klopp explains plan and Diogo Jota injury update

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Liverpool have confirmed a January transfer move while Jürgen Klopp has been speaking about his summer plan and offered a Diogo Jota injury update.

Jürgen Klopp has told his team that the Reds would be making significant changes amid a transfer overhaul, but that won’t happen until the summer when several of his players’ contracts expire.

“At Borussia Dortmund, it was clear when I left (in 2015), I said something has to change,” Klopp said in the second part of his press conference. “It is a different situation (here). Either the manager’s position changes or a lot of other things change.

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“So, as far as I am concerned, what I hear — unless someone tells me (different) — I will not go. So that means maybe there is a point where we have to change other stuff.

“We will see but that is for the future, like summer or whatever. Not now. I have space and time to think about it.

“We have to play better football now. We cannot play and say: ‘OK, these are the problems but next season we don’t have them anymore’. That is a really long time. I cannot promise we will fly tomorrow but what I want to promise is that we really fight and everyone can see it.”

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But if they manage to finish in the top four this season, it will be much easier to make such changes. Without Champions League football for a season, it will be considerably more difficult to sign Jude Bellingham and other major targets.

Jürgen Klopp has offered an update on Diogo Jota’s fitness as he continues his recovery from the long-term injury that has already forced him to miss the World Cup.

“I don’t know exactly how long but he looks really good,” Klopp said in the second part of his press conference. “He’s out there on the pitch doing a lot of stuff already. Another few weeks?”

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When asked if Jota would be available for the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal matchup against Real Madrid next month, Klopp said: “From my point of view, yes but I don’t know.”

Colombian winger Luis Díaz is also on the recovery trail. He posted an update from the AXA Training Centre on social media yesterday.

In other news, Liverpool transfer news: Jude Bellingham latest as Borussia Dortmund chief gives public update

 

 

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(Video) ‘I can’t remember a worse game’ – Watch Jurgen KIopp’s full answer as Liverpool boss admits he’s hit new low

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(Video) ‘I can’t remember a worse game’ – Watch Jurgen KIopp’s full answer as Liverpool boss admits he’s hit new low

The dreadful loss Liverpool suffered against Brighton & Hove Albion, in Jurgen Klopp’s opinion, marks a new low in his managing career.

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And the Reds manager rejected claims that the defeat was a “one-off” as his team’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League took another severe hit.

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At the AMEX Stadium on Saturday night, two goals in the second half from Solly March and another from substitute Danny Welbeck condemned Liverpool to a 3-0 Premier League loss.

In response, Klopp expressed his deep concern by evaluating the reverse without comparison over the course of his 22 years as manager.

“It’s my job to make the right line-up and set up the right tactics,” said the Reds boss. “I had really nice moments doing that but, I’m not sure if it’s because it’s only a few minutes since the game, but I can’t remember a worse game.

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“I honestly can’t and I mean all (my career) not only Liverpool and that’s my responsibility. So that makes it a really low point.”

In other news, Journalist tips Liverpool to complete the signing of £70m outstanding midfield target

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I love Liverpool but – Watch £100m Liverpool target gives conditions to join Liverpool as he decides on his future

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is eyeing some potential new signings this month with several players linked with a switch to Anfield, though the Reds’ boss will have one eye on the summer and a deal for Jude Bellingham

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Despite being one of the few clubs to have completed any transactions thus far in the January transfer window, pressure is growing at Anfield to complete additional deals given the Reds’ current form.

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Josko Gvardiol, a defender for RB Leipzig(Getty images)

2023 began with a 3-1 loss to Brentford, which was followed by a contentious FA Cup tie against Wolves at home that Liverpool may have lost if it weren’t for the VAR.

new signature In the third-round match, Cody Gakpo made his debut while Darwin Nunez recovered his shooting form and netted a stunning volley.

But that did not mask the issues plaguing Jurgen Klopp’s side at present, with calls for fresh blood in midfield not going away anytime soon.

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Klopp has already conceded the Gakpo deal limits what the club can do in the remainder of the window – but there is still plenty of time for them to spring a surprise.

Gvardiol decides future

Josko Gvardiol, a defender for RB Leipzig, has expressed his love for Liverpool amid recent transfer rumors, but he has also said he will stay with his current team until at least 2024, quelling any rumors that he might be moving to Merseyside.

At the World Cup in Qatar, the Croatian center back dazzled, drawing admiring glances from all across Europe, including Chelsea. Gvardiol’s admission that it would be a “dream” to wear Liverpool’s crimson uniform gave Liverpool a much-appreciated advantage.

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Leipzig, though, is adamant about keeping their man, and Gvardiol is similarly happy with the current situation.

In other news, Liverpool expected to sign Matheus Nunes as Chelsea joins race for the Portugal International

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(Video) Watch Cody Gakpo’s shirt number revealed and the significance behind his selection

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(Video) Watch Cody Gakpo’s shirt number revealed and the significance behind his selection

Liverpool FC fans were excited to see our latest signing unveiled and as soon as Cody Gakpo was finally confirmed to be a Red, attention quickly turned to what squad number he would select.

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The Dutch attacker displayed the back of his shirt to reveal: “Gakpo 18,” which was a wonderful way for the club to announce his selection as he passed past our awards that are on display in the AXA Training Centre.

The 23-year-old joins Takumi Minamino, Alberto Moreno, Dirk Kuyt, Antonio Nunez, John Arne Riise, Erik Meijer, Jean-Michel Ferri, Michael Owen, Phil Charnock, and Ronny Rosenthal as the 11th player to wear the number since the Premier League’s inception.

The former PSV player wore the same jersey number for the Under-21 team at his old team and twice for his country; now, at Anfield, the legacy of his relationship with the number will continue to flourish.

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