Liverpool dominated the UEFA

awards in Monaco on Thursday

evening, as Virgil Van Dijk picked

up two awards and Alisson picking

up one.

Van Dijk and Alisson were heavy

favourites to win in their respective

positions, but the Dutch defender

winning the Men’s Player of the Year

may well come as a shock, as he beat

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to

the major gong.

Sportsmail takes a look at all the

award winners, at the event where

the Champions League group stage

draw was also revealed.

Men’s Player of the Year

VIRGIL VAN DIJK

Van Dijk picks up the major award,

beating Lionel Messi and Crisitano

Ronaldo to UEFA’s major men’s gong.

Van Dijk had a terrific season, and

was integral to the Liverpool side who

won the Champions League in Madrid

in June.

He was the PFA Player of the Year last

season, but this individual honour

may well rank higher given who he

was up against.

Women’s Player of the Year

LUCY BRONZE

England and Lyon’s Lucy Bronze won

the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year.

After playing an integral part in

Lyon’s run to winning the Women’s

Champions League, right back Bronze

was a vital cog in the England

women’s side which reached the

semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup

in France – she scored a memorable

long-range goal in the quarter-final

against Norway.

Goalkeeper of the 2018/19 Champions League season

ALISSON BECKER

Liverpool’s number one was named

the 2018/19 UEFA goalkeeper of the

year at the awards in Monaco,

following a fantastic first season at

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Anfield.

Alisson kept a clean sheet in the

famous comeback second-leg victory

against Barcelona, and made a string

of important saves in the final against

Tottenham, as Liverpool won the

competition for the sixth time.

Defender of the 2018/19 Champions League season

VIRGIL VAN DIJK

Virgil Van Dijk was a colossus at the

back for Champions League winners

Liverpool last season.

The Holland captain scored a crucial

away goal in the Reds’ last-16 tie

against Bayern Munich, and

marshalled the defence all the way to

the final, where he was named the

official man-of-the-match against

Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

Van Dijk can add this award to his PFA

Player of the Year prize for last

season.

Midfielder of the 2018/19 Champions League season

Frenkie de Jong won the Midfielder of

the Season award for the 2018/19

UEFA Champions League campaign

following his performances for Ajax.

The 22-year-old became one of the

hottest properties in European

football as the Amsterdam club

battled their way through to the UEFA

Champions League semi-finals, before

losing out to Tottenham. Barcelona

confirmed in January that the

Dutchman would move to Camp Nou

in time for the 2019/20 season.

Forward of the 2018/19 Champions League season

LIONEL MESSI

Lionel Messi took home the forward

of the season award, after scoring 12

goals in 10 Champions League

appearances.

The Argentinean forward scored a

sensational free kick in the semi-final

first leg against Liverpool, and

although he couldn’t quite guide

Barcelona to the final, the captain had

another brilliant individual season,

scoring 50 goals in 51 appearances in

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all competitions.

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