Liverpool have had a difficult season but hit the heights in the first half of 2020

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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.

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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.

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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.


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

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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

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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

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