Mo Salah misses out on Fifpro World XI side despite incredible form for Liverpool and FOUR strikers being named in side

LIVERPOOL ace Mohamed Salah was bizarrely omitted from the Fifpro World XI despite being nominated for the Best Men's Award.

The Reds winger has been in inspired form this season having chipped in with 23 goals in 26 games in all competitions.


But the Egypt international, 29, was somehow overlooked for line-up – despite it featuring a bizarre formation with FOUR strikers.

It marked a disappointing awards ceremony for Salah – currently away at the Africa Cup of Nations – after Robert Lewandowski pipped him to the Player of the Year accolade.

Bayern Munich superstar Lewandowski's form did earn him a spot in the four-man frontline.

But he was flanked by Erling Haaland, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who all got in ahead of Salah.

And the Egyptian's omission proved to be a talking point amongst fans on social media, as one tweeted: "Mo Salah is the most disrespected player in the world, pass it on."

Another commented: "No Salah in world 11 but he is top 3 best men player?"

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A third added: "WHEN WILL THEY EVER RESPECT MOHAMED SALAH, WHEN???"

Meanwhile one remarked: "They somehow managed to fit 4 people in upfront…. And still left Salah out."

This fan simply stated: "A 3-3-4 and they still left out Salah? Come on, FIFA."

In another crazy decision, Chelsea shot-stopper Edouard Mendy was left out of the XI, even though he scooped the Best Men's Goalkeeper award.

Paris Saint-Germain's Gianluigi Donnarumma was preferred ahead of the Senagalese stopper in the line-up.

The Italian maestro, 22, was influential in helping the Azzurri win Euro 2020 after saving two spot-kicks in the final against England.

With no full-backs, Fifa opted to name three centre-halves in David Alaba, Leonardo Bonucci and Ruben Dias.

Mendy may not have got the nod in the XI, but his Blues team-mates N'Golo Kante and Jorginho were included in the heart of midfield.

Joining the duo in the middle of the pitch was Kevin De Bruyne.

Lewandowski was a worthy winner of the Best Men's Award having terrorised defences in 2021 with 69 calendar goals.

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