Mourinho names six Liverpool players in Champions League 2018/19 XI

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Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has named six Liverpool players in his Champions League team of the season.

The Reds done one better than last season by clinching the trophy thanks to Saturday’s win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Christian Eriksen was the only Spurs player named by the Portuguese.

The former Real Madrid manager only selected players who reached the semi-finals, meaning Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo was left out.

He said on RT show ‘On the Touchline with Jose Mourinho: “I go to Alisson, especially because yesterday [in the final] he was there when the needed him to be there.

“The two full-backs also have to be Liverpool players, amazing players, [Trent] Alexander-Arnold and [Andy]Robertson. Amazing character and personality. One [Alexander-Arnold] is a local boy, another [Robertson] is a Scottish boy that a few years ago was relegated with Hull City.

“And both they are physical, they are aggressive, they are what I call in football ‘the good arrogance’, they are not afraid to play, they go forward, they participate in attack.

“And even in a game yesterday under huge pressure they were very, very good.

“Van Dijk is a king, he is a huge personality. Positionally, a top top player.”


Mourinho’s XI

Goalkeeper:Alisson Becker(Liverpool)

Right-back:Trent Alexander-Arnold(Liverpool)

Left-back:Andy Robertson(Liverpool)

Centre-back:Virgil van Dijk(Liverpool)

Centre-back: Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax)

Midfield: Frenkie de Jong (Ajax)

Midfield:Donny van de Beek(Ajax)

Midfield:Christian Eriksen(Tottenham)

Forward:Lionel Messi(Barcelona)

Forward:Sadio Mane(Liverpool)

Forward:Mohamed Salah(Liverpool)

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