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Liverpool stalwart Mohamed Salah not included in the FIFA World XI shortlist

Football Express

Liverpool Stalwart Mohamed Salah is missing out on the FIFA World XI Shortlist. The Egyptian’s shocking Exclusion from the FIFA FIFPro Men’s World XI for 2021 has now become a topic of Debate. Salah also finished outside the Top 5 of the 2021 Ballon D’or Ceremony by finishing Seventh. He finished one spot below Cristiano Ronaldo as Lionel Messi won the Award for a record-extending 7th time.

Meanwhile, Salah is currently having yet another sensational campaign with Liverpool. Since his arrival at the Merseyside, he has been an influential figure for the club under Head Coach Jurgen Klopp. Mohamed Salah has already found the back of the net 21 times and provided 9 Assists this season in all competitions. He has been directly involved in most of Liverpool’s goals this season.

The 33-year-old is currently leading the race for the 2021/22 Premier League Golden Boot as he has already scored 14 times and it’s just December. Mohamed Salah has previously won the PL golden boot award twice in consecutive succession, during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons.

However, Salah finished second in the race last term and he is targeting his third individual prize this season. Over the course of the past four campaigns, Salah has averaged just under 24 Premier League goals a season. He will be hoping to surpass that this year.

Can Mohamed Salah come out on top this season after his exclusion from the World XI?

The News of Salah missing out on the FIFA World XI has disappointed a lot of Liverpool and football fans around the Globe. The 33-year-old Egyptian is one of the main reasons why the Reds have been successful in recent years. Since Mohamed Salah joined, the Reds have won the UEFA Champions League and a long-awaited Premier League title during the 2019/20 season.

The FIFA Men’s World XI features his own teammates from Liverpool like Alisson Becker and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Players from other PL clubs have also made it to the Short-list, but not Mohamed Salah. Salah is currently preparing for Liverpool’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United on Thursday. He will be out to score or assist for the 15th top-flight game in a row. Below is the Short-list for the Men’s World XI.

FIFA FIFPro world XI men’s shortlist:

Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Edouard Mendy.

Defenders: David Alaba, Jordi Alba, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dani Alves, Leonardo Bonucci and Ruben Dias.

Midfielders: Sergio Busquetes, Kevin De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Frenkie de Jong, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante.

Forwards: Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Erling Braut Haaland, Robert Lewandowski, Romelu Lukaku, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar.

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