Jose Mourinho names six Liverpool players in his Champions League Team of the Season

Jose Mourinho has picked his Champions League Team of the Season
Jose Mourinho has picked his Champions League Team of the Season (RT)

Jose Mourinho has named six players in his Champions League staff of the season and has additionally included Manchester United goal Matthijs de Ligt.

Liverpool received the competitors for the sixth time in their historical past after they secured a 2-Zero victory over Tottenham in Saturday’s ultimate at the Wanda Metropolitano.

A number of Liverpool players impressed all through the match and 4 players who’re a key half of their defence – Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson- all made the minimize.

‘I go to Alisson, especially because yesterday [in the final] he was there when the needed him to be there,’ Mourinho advised RT.

Mohamed Salah scored the opening goal in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Spurs in the Champions League final
Mohamed Salah scored the opening objective in Liverpool’s 2-Zero win over Spurs in the ultimate (Getty Photographs)

‘The 2 full-backs additionally must be Liverpool players, wonderful players, Alexander-Arnold and Robertson. Wonderful character and character.

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‘One [Alexander-Arnold] is an area boy, one other [Robertson] is a Scottish boy that just a few years in the past was relegated with Hull Metropolis.

‘And both they are physical, they are aggressive, they are what I call in football ‘the good arrogance’, they aren’t afraid to play, they go ahead, they take part in assault.

Mourinho's Champions League XI in full (Metro)
Mourinho’s Champions League XI in full (Metro)

‘And even in a recreation yesterday below big strain they had been very, superb.

‘Van Dijk is a king, he is a huge personality. Positionally, a top top player.’

Lionel Messi was amazing in Liverpool's defeat to Barcelona at Camp Nou (Getty Images)
Lionel Messi was wonderful in Liverpool’s defeat at Camp Nou (Getty Photographs)

Mourinho additionally included Lionel Messi regardless of Barcelona’s shock 4-Zero defeat to Liverpool at Anfield which despatched them crashing out of the competitors at the semi-final stage.

‘I didn’t select a participant that was not in the semi-finals, it’s a precept, very goal, very pragmatic,’ stated Mourinho.

‘Some players did amazing things, but I think it’s honest we concentrate on the groups that attain the final 4.

‘In spite of a disappointing second leg at Anfield, Messi. No Ronaldo with an incredible comeback against Atletico [Madrid], no Ronaldo because he didn’t attain the semifinals, however Messi did and did a tremendous semifinal first leg too.’

Ajax's Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match between Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham Hotspur at the the Johan Cruyff Arena, in Amsterdam, on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Olaf Kraak / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUTOLAF KRAAK/AFP/Getty Images
Matthijs de Ligt was one of Ajax’s key stars as they reached the semi-finals (AFP)

Mourinho additionally reserved particular players for Ajax trio De Ligt, Donny van de Beek and Frenkie de Jong, who will be a part of Barcelona this summer time.

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‘I think De Ligt. Very young, a great captain for Ajax, great performances, important goals. I think De Ligt belongs to the best of this Champions League,’ stated Mourinho.

‘I’d go to De Jong and van de Beek from Ajax.

‘Also young players, also great future, also they showed great personality to play the way they did away from home, against Real Madrid, against Juventus. Big personalities and players with a huge future.’

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