Liverpool have had a difficult season but hit the heights in the first half of 2020
Their chances of retaining the Premier League title may be slim, but Liverpool are in with a chance of winning another competition.
Their achievement in winning last season’s trophy has seen them included among some big names from the world of sport in the Laureus World Sports Awards.
Jurgen Klopp’s team have been shortlisted in the ‘World Team of the Year’ category.
They’re up against teams from a number of other sports, with Bundesliga and Champions League winners Bayern Munich the only other football team in their category.
They’re also up against the Argentina men’s rugby team, American Football side Kansas City Chiefs, basketball’s LA Lakers and Mercedes-AMG Petronas from Formula 1.
Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski is also nominated in the ‘World Sportsman of the Year’ category.
Former Tottenham striker Alex Morgan is included in the ‘World Comeback of the Year’ category. The 31-year-old, who now plays for Orlando Pride, made her debut for Spurs just 184 days after giving birth.
FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award
Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda) – Athletics
Armand Duplantis (Sweden) – Athletics
Lewis Hamilton (UK) – Motor Racing
LeBron James (USA) – Basketball
Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – Football
Rafael Nadal (Spain) – Tennis
Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award
Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands) – Cycling
Federica Brignone (Italy) – Skiing
Brigid Kosgei (Kenya) – Athletics
Naomi Osaka (Japan) – Tennis
Wendie Renard (France) – Football
Breanna Stewart (USA) – Basketball
Laureus World Team of the Year Award
Argentina Men’s Rugby Team
Bayern Munich (Germany) – Football
Kansas City Chiefs (USA) – American Football
Liverpool (UK) – Football
Los Angeles Lakers (USA) – Basketball
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team (Germany) – Motor Racing
Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award
Ansu Fati (Spain) – Football
Patrick Mahomes (USA) – American Football
Joan Mir (Spain) – Motor Cycling
Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia) – Cycling
Iga Swiatek (Poland) – Tennis
Dominic Thiem (Austria) – Tennis
Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award
Daniel Bard (USA) – Baseball
Kento Momota (Japan) – Badminton
Alex Morgan (USA) – Football
Max Parrot (Canada) – Snowboarding
Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) – Skiing
Alex Smith (USA) – American Football
Laureus Sport for Good Award
Boxgirls Kenya – Boxing – supports and empowers at-risk girls in underserved slum communities in Nairobi
Fundación Colombianitos (Colombia) – Football & Rugby – bridges gender gaps and promotes education
KICKFORMORE (Germany) – Football – empowers youth to make positive contributions in their communities