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Liverpool star claims Ronaldo and Messi should be replaced in FIFA World XI

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Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum has shared his opinion on the FIFPro World XI as he claims that Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold should have also been included in the World XI.

“In my opinion both Robbo (Andy Robertson) and Trent (Alexander-Arnold) should have been in there,” Wijnaldum revealed to The Athletic via FOX Sport Asia.

“Different players have their own opinions. I think for some they probably just wrote down what they regard as their best XI rather than who the best XI was over the course of the year which is different.”

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the players that are usually included in the World XI, however, Wijnaldum thinks that “maybe it needs to change”.

“Maybe the set-up needs to change because they give you a piece of paper and you put down your best XI. It doesn’t really say ‘put down your best XI from this season’,” he continued.

“For example, Ronaldo and Messi will always be there even if they haven’t had a great season. Maybe it needs to change. There are players who should be there.

“For me, Robbo and Trent should definitely have been in there. I think Sadio and Mo should have been in there too.”

Along with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Wijnaldum’s teammates Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk were also included in the World XI as well as Matthijs de Ligt, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Frenkie de Jong, Eden Hazard, Luka Modric, Kylian Mbappe.

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