Fans Are Furious After Mohamed Salah Is Snubbed From Champions League Squad Of The Season
Mohamed Salah might have picked up a Champions League winners' medal after his side's 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, but that's not enough to secure him a spot in the competition's Squad of the Season.
The 26-year-old Egyptian forward opened the scoring in the final from the spot kick, taking his tally up to five in the competition this season after 12 appearances (that's not to mention getting two assists along the way).
However, fans are furious that the Egypt international has been left out of the 20-man squad, which was decided by UEFA's technical observers.
Posted below are the 20 players featuring in the Champions League Squad of the Season.
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool) and Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona).
Defenders: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) and Andy Robertson (Liverpool).
Midfielders: Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Frenkie de Jong (Ajax/now Barcelona), Tanguy Ndombélé (Lyon) and Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool).
Forwards: David Neres (Ajax), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Dušan Tadić (Ajax), Sadio Mané (Liverpool), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) and Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur).
:stars: #UCL Squad of the Season 2018/19 :stars:
UEFA's Technical Observers have selected their 20-man squad from this season's UEFA Champions League... :raised_hands: pic.twitter.com/OTCmSlp8KF
- #UCLfinal (@ChampionsLeague) 2 June 2019
So, yeah, fans have flocked to Twitter to share their thoughts on Salah being snubbed in the Squad of the Season.
- Bas Dost :v:(Possibly on Vacation) (@BallonDost) 2 June 2019
No Salah again... Who cares anyway:grin::grin::grin: pic.twitter.com/A6K3Hksu9g
- King Buchy (@buchez7) 2 June 2019
Where is Salah?
- Friedrich ☭ (@MustafaOcalann) 2 June 2019
They put Ronaldo over salah.. Lmao!! :joy::joy: marketing skills 200%
- BILL GATES PIKIN :v::unamused: (@officialkrey_) 2 June 2019
Ronaldo in and salah isn't? Well
- Hadley Tunstall (@hadley_tunstall) 2 June 2019
Liverpool have been relishing their latest Champions League title win, following a season where they came so close to beating Manchester City to the Premier League title.
In fact, it was reported that 750,000 fans turned up for the Reds' Champions League parade.
Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp admitted that it was an emotional moment to capture his first silverware at Anfield and the support that the club received at the parade.
"I cannot really describe it because I cried a little bit as well because it's so overwhelming what the people are doing," he told the club's website.
"When you have a direct eye contact and you see how much it means to them that's touching to be honest. It's brilliant.
"Thank God the weather changed in a positive direction so we are having a wonderful time here. It's really special.
"I don't know exactly how many people live in Liverpool but there's not a lot of space for fans and supporters of other clubs, so it's incredible.
"This team is really doing so well and if you are a young kid which team would you support?
"There are not a lot of other options and opportunities apart from Liverpool so it's really nice to see.
"You see in their eyes how much it means. It's unbelievable and it's so intense. Today, wow! It's crazy."
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