The next big footballing event is the Ballon d’Or, which will be given by France Football to the best player in the world. Lionel Messi has already won the Best Men’s Player award from FIFA, but Sadio Mane has an excellent chance of taking the prize. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Ballon d’Or.
Liverpool midfielder Sadio Mane is nominated for the 2019 Ballon d’Or
Liverpool midfielder Sadio Mane has been singled out by Arsene Wenger as one of the best players in the world. The former Arsenal manager praised Mane for his outstanding performance this season, and the midfielder was backed to win by Wenger. The final nominees for the award will be announced on Monday, and the winner will be announced on December 2 in Paris. The three favourites are Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk, and Cristiano Ronaldo. Sadio Mane’s recent form has been impressive, and the club’s supporters have begun an online petition to award the award to his teammate.
The jury decided on the final list on Friday, and Jurgen Klopp revealed that one of the main things Liverpool must do is help Mane win the award in 2022. The midfielder has been nominated for the Ballon d’Or for the third time, following Mohamed Salah’s fifth-placed finish at the World Cup. This year’s list features several Liverpool players, including Sadio Mane.
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has had a stellar season, which includes winning the Champions League and scoring five goals in five matches. He was not selected for Egypt’s national team, but he managed to score 15 goals in just seven matches and was joint-top goal scorer last season. He has also continued to find the net regularly for the Reds this season. Sadio Mane has become synonymous with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Alisson.
In the category of best goalkeeper, Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero comes in second. Although he doesn’t score as many goals as Sadio Mane, he is better at creating goals for his teammates. The Frenchman also helped his side win the Premier League this season and won the FA Cup and the League Cup. This year, he scored 35 goals for both club and country.
In the team category, Mane is the only Liverpool player not to be named one of the five best in the world. The rest of the Liverpool team includes Kalidou Koulibaly, Roberto Firmino, and Antoine Griezmann. In the team of best players, the defending champions boast one of the best defensive records in the world. The team has an outstanding defense, and few players have managed to get past Liverpool’s defensive colossi. As a result, only a few players have earned individual accolades.
He is competing against Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
In recent months, Liverpool striker Sadio Man has been one of the most talked about players in world football. He won the African Player of the Year award, and finished fourth in Ballon d’Or voting. However, the Liverpool ace has denied any desire to quit the club. Although he has been praised by many, the world’s press has not been as enthusiastic about Mane’s chances.
The Argentinian international has won the award twice in his career, and has a strong chance of regaining his title this year. The award has huge weightage in recent years due to the importance of trophies. The UEFA Champions League has boosted his chances of winning it this year. But, there are many other players who are vying for the prize.
The Barcelona skipper has praised Sadio Mane’s performances in 2019. The Liverpool striker was nominated for the Ballon d’Or by his fellow Barcelona star, while Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed him to finish third. While both players are great, it’s hard to say who would win the Ballon d’Or if one of them were not the best player.
Both Messi and Ronaldo have been crowned the Ballon d’Or in the past, but the pressure is on to succeed. The Ballon d’Or award is given annually to the best player in the world, but defenders rarely win the prize. Earlier this year, Philipp Lahm, a Liverpool defender, was a hot favourite but lost out to Messi.
As a young player, Mane began his career at Metz and then moved on to Red Bull Salzburg in 2012. He helped the team win the domestic double with the club during the 2013-14 season. He later moved to Southampton for a club record PS11.8 million. In the Premier League, he set a Premier League record by scoring a hat-trick in the fastest time.
With a stunning season with Liverpool and the Teranga Lions, Sadio Man has already established himself as one of the greatest players of the modern era. In his first season at Liverpool, he helped the Reds win their sixth UEFA Champions League and the African Cup of Nations. He also played for Senegal in the 2012 Olympics, finishing second in Group A after Great Britain. The African team eventually lost to eventual champions Mexico in the quarterfinals.
He won the Champions League last season
The Senegalese forward Sadio Mane was born on 10 April 1992. He is a forward for the Bundesliga club Bayern Munich, as well as the national team of Senegal. Many consider him to be the best player in the world and one of the greatest African players of all time. Last season, he scored 20 goals, including one in the final. He also won the Premier League golden boot for his efforts, which helped his club win their sixth European Cup in the process.
Following a spell on loan at Bournemouth, Sadio Mane returned to action for Liverpool in January. He scored his first goal since August, in a 3-3 draw against Sevilla. He then scored another goal in a 3-0 win over Stoke. He also assisted Mohamed Salah for the second goal. The last game he played for Liverpool was against Arsenal. The defending champions were beaten 4-3 and Sadio Mane’s goal made the game look much more like a Liverpool victory.
The first season back at Liverpool, Sadio Mane made his Liverpool debut against Arsenal. He scored an individual goal and was a key player in the 4-3 win. Since then, Mane has been a key part of the team’s success. After all, Jurgen Klopp promised to turn the doubters into believers. He has certainly delivered. But the biggest challenge ahead is a run in the Champions League.
Despite the recent bad news, Sadio Mane showed the class of a superstar in his interview with The Mirror. The Liverpool striker has one more year on his contract and has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich. It’s difficult to say whether he’ll be staying at Anfield this time round. It’s not certain, but he’s clearly looking for another challenge.
Despite the rumors and speculation, the Senegalese has firmly committed to a move to Bayern Munich. After six years with Liverpool, he has won the Champions League and helped the club end their 30-year league title drought. He has signed a contract with the German club until the end of 2025. But the future of the Senegalese remains uncertain. The new club will need to find another striker to replace him.
He could leave Liverpool for Bayern Munich
The Liverpool striker has been linked with a move to Barcelona, but he has opted against signing a contract extension. Instead, he has made it clear he wants to leave. Bayern Munich approached him after Liverpool lost in the Champions League final and were unsure whether they should keep Robert Lewandowski or not. Bayern’s Hasan Salihamidzic led a delegation to Merseyside to discuss his future. Currently, he is expected to sign a three-year deal worth up to PS360,000 per week.
The move to Bayern would give Sadio Man a golden opportunity to leave Liverpool and cement his reputation as the greatest African footballer. He’s a talented player with pace and has made his mark in the Premier League by operating on the left side. He’s scored 120 goals and contributed 48 assists during his time at Anfield. Despite being young, Mane has already won the African Cup of Nations and a Champions League final. It’s clear the Liverpool board are eager to part ways with Sadio Man, and Bayern are ready to pay him a high price.
If Mane decides to leave Liverpool, he’ll be the second first-team striker to leave the club this summer, after Divock Origi. While Origi was a peripheral figure, Mane started 32 Premier League games and 11 Champions League games last season. In 269 Premier League appearances, he scored 120 goals and assisted 48 more. However, the transfer may not be as straightforward as it first seemed.
It was reported that Sadio Mane would leave Liverpool for Bayern Munich this summer. The transfer could cost as much as $41 million. The Liverpool striker has one year remaining on his current contract. It is unclear if the Liverpool board would accept the deal. The player’s decision will be made formally in the next few days. If Liverpool do decide to sell, the deal is estimated to be worth around PS34 million.
It’s likely that the striker will be leaving Anfield under his own terms, as he won the Champions League while at Liverpool. Whether or not this happens, Mane’s deal with Bayern will be a big deal for both clubs. As Bayern is a renowned club in German football and the home of world-class players, this deal is a steal. Therefore, it seems unlikely that Mane will be leaving Liverpool to join Bayern.