The Guardian has released its top 100 list of the world’s best current male footballers, selected by a 169-strong panel of experts from 63 countries led by 27 former internationals. Three Liverpool players made the cut.
Mohamed Salah - Number 22
Unable to establish himself at Chelsea, Salah was signed by Liverpool in June 2017 after a successful loan spell at Roma. Scoring for fun for Liverpool in 2017, Salah is joint top of the Premier League goal-scoring charts for 2017/18 - currently on 15 league goals (with Tottenham's Harry Kane).
Philippe Coutinho - Number 24
Liverpool fans will be desperate for Philippe Coutinho to remain at the club - at least until the end of the season. Barcelona are thought to retain an interest in the Brazillian attacking midfielder, and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and the club executives will need to decide whether to cash in on Coutinho and invest in some better defenders. Coutinho signed a 5 year contract with Liverpool that runs until 2022.
Sadio Mane - Number 36
The Senegalese international joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2016. He became a firm fans favourite in December last year, scoring the only goal of the 227th Merseyside derby in added time against Everton at Goodison Park.
Despite being out for the latter part of the campaign, Mané was awarded the Liverpool Player of the Season award in May.
Five Tottenham players in the world's top 100 male footballers 2017
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