The 64th Golden Ball will be presented this Monday, December 2 at a ceremony in Paris. Among the favorites and alongside the usual Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo: several players from Liverpool, winners of the Champions League. Among them, the Senegalese Sadio Mane, who holds the hopes of Africa.
“If you give the Golden Ball to the best player of this generation, always give it to Lionel Messi. If you give it to the best player of last season, it’s Virgil van Dijk. It could be a harmless sentence, yet its author is none other than Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool’s coach. A clear positioning in favor of his defender in the final victory of the Reds in the Champions League. But an opinion that forgets his Senegalese striker: Sadio Mané.
Because in terms of performance in 2019, few players can match the Senegalese international: Champions League with Liverpool, CAN final lost, all with 3 goals in the African Cup and finishing co-top scorer of the championship of England (23 goals).