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Lionel Messi has included four Liverpool stars in a collection of the top 25 “top talents” in the Champions League.
The list includes the players from a number of European clubs. But there was a strong presence from the Premier League clubs, especially, from Liverpool.
The Reds knocked the Catalan giants out of the Champions League at Anfield in the semi-finals last year, and there have been players that made a huge impression on Messi. He has picked Virgil Van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Alisson.
Speaking about the players, he said: “He [van Dijk] is a very tough opponent, one of the best in the world.
He [Alisson] is very calm. He seems to have more time than most goalkeepers.
He [Salah] has been amazing for Liverpool FC. I like his style.
He [Mane] is like a midfielder, winger, striker. He is everywhere.”
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s list also included stars like Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Heung-min Son, Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne along with Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.