Jürgen Klopp saw the inclusion of seven Liverpool players on the 2019 Ballon d'Or shortlist as deserved recognition for his team's performances last season.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum were each named among the 30 contenders for the prize by France Football magazine on Monday.

The winner will be revealed in Paris on December 2.

“I am not sure who is not on the list from our boys! It is nice,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com onboard the flight to Genk on Tuesday afternoon.

“We have had so much attention and reward for the things that happened last year and that’s all good. There is one more big day and then last season is closed.

“The boys deserved it. It is the big one and I am not sure it happened too often that seven players from one club were on the shortlist and that’s good.

“In the end, someone will decide it. It’s nice and it’s what the boys deserve for the season they played last year.”