Man Utd, Liverpool outnumber Man City in 55-player shortlist

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Egypt's Mohamed Salah was revealed by FIFPro, the worldwide players' union, and FIFA as one of 55 players competing for the FIFA FIFPro World11 2018.

Among the 55 players nominated for the 2018 FIFA FIFPro world 11, Liverpool star duo of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are the only two African to make it to the final list.

However, only three midfielders make the all-star side, along with a goalkeeper, four defenders and three attackers.

FIFPro, which is the worldwide representative organisation for 65,000 professional footballers, in conjunction with Federation Internationale de Football Association have announced the list of players who will now be eligible for the World11 team.

The XI will be unveiled by FIFA and FIFPro during the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London on September 24.

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp saw five of his current squad included after reaching their first Champions League final since 2005. Barcelona and Real Madrid have had players named a combined 90 times in the line-ups, whilst Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal have had their players named a combined 24 times.

Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard are among the names included in the 15-man midfield shortlist for a spot in FIFPro's World XI.

The other defenders with the most votes are Jordi Alba, Dani Alves, Dani Carvajal, Virgil van Dijk, Diego Godin, Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich, Marcelo, Yerry Mina, Gerard Pique, Thiago Silva, Kieran Trippier, Raphael Varane, Sime Vrsaljko and Kyle Walker.

Goalkeepers (5): Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Paris Saint-Germain/Juventus), Thibaut Courtois (Belgium/Real Madrid/Chelsea), David De Gea (Spain/Manchester United), Keylor Navas (Costa Rica/Real Madrid), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Germany/Barcelona).

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