Liverpool entered in two nominations to win the annual award (Laureus World Sports Awards 2020) in Berlin, 17 February. The two nominations are the best team and the best comeback in 2019.
Quoted from the official website of Laureus, Friday (17/1), Liverpool entered the list of the best teams this year after winning the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup. Besides, the Reds are unbeaten for almost 12 months in the Premier League in 2019.
Liverpool will compete for the award against the South African men’s rugby team, the Toronto Raptors, the US Women’s World Cup team, the Spanish men’s basketball team, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team F1.
Another nomination relates to Liverpool’s comeback in the Champions League. Juergen Klopp’s troops made an unforgettable impression when they played Barcelona in the semifinals last May.
In addition to Liverpool, one name that is attracting attention is Marc Marquez data-preserver-spaces=”true”>. Yes, for the second time the Repsol Honda team jockey was nominated for the best sportsman.
Later, the six times MotoGP world champion will fight with a number of the world’s best sportsmen such as Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1), Rafael Nadal (tennis), Lionel Messi (soccer) and Tiger Woods (golf).
This is the second time Marquez has been included in this annual nomination list. Previously, the racer nicknamed The Baby Alien was nominated but his efforts to bring home the award as the first athlete of motorsport discipline since Sebastian Vettel (2014), only a memory after being defeated by Novak Djokovic in 2015.