UEFA announce Champions League player awards

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UEFA named its best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and forward during the 2018-19 Champions League season, as two Liverpool stars were named the best in their positions.

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Alisson Becker was named the goalkeeper of the season and Virgil Van Dijk was named the best defender after their heroic displays on the way to the Reds winning the UCL trophy last season.

Frenkie de Jong scooped the midfielder award after his displays for Ajax before heading to Barcelona this summer, and his new Barca teammate Lionel Messi picked up the forward of the year award.

Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker

Defender: Virgil van Dijk

Midfielder: Frenkie de Jong

Forward: Lionel Messi