Liverpool trio makes cut as best FIFA Player of the Year nominees announced

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane feature in the nominees [Courtesy]

Harry Kane has been nominated for the Best FIFA Player of the Year award.

Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane make the cut after leading Liverpool to the Champions League, with Jurgen Klopp up for the Coach of the Year prize.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are once again among the contenders, having been pipped by Luka Modric last year.

Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard and Dutch duo Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong have also made the shortlist.

The winner will be confirmed in Milan on September 23.

Meanwhile, England duo Lucy Bronze and Ellen White have been nominated for the Women's Player of the Year prize.

Bronze also helped Lyon to the treble last season while White scored six times for England at the World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi make the cut [AFP]

They are joined on the shortlist by USA stars Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle and Julie Ertz, and holder Ada Hegerberg.

Men's Player of the Year

  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal & Juventus)
  • Frenkie de Jong (Holland & Barcelona - signed from Ajax)
  • Matthijs de Ligt (Holland & Juventus - signed from Ajax)
  • Harry Kane (England & Tottenham)
  • Eden Hazard (Belgium & Real Madrid - signed from Chelsea)
  • Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
  • Kylian Mbappe (France & PSG)
  • Lionel Messi (Argentina & Barcelona)
  • Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
  • Virgil van Dijk (Holland & Liverpool)

Women's Player of the Year

  • Lucy Bronze (England & Lyon)

  • Julie Ertz (USA & Chicago Red Stars)
  • Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway & Wolfsburg)
  • Ada Hegerberg (Norway & Lyon)
  • Amandine Henry (France & Lyon)
  • Sam Kerr (Australia & Chicago Red Stars)
  • Rose Lavelle (USA & Washington Spirit)
  • Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands & Arsenal)
  • Alex Morgan (USA & Orlando Pride)
  • Megan Rapinoe (USA & Reign FC)
  • Wendie Renard (France & Lyon)
  • Ellen White (England & Man City)