Mourinho picks his Champions League best starting eleven

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 03/06/2019

Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has picked his Champions League best eleven after the finals between Liverpool and Chelsea.

Liverpool won the Champions League 2-0 against fellow English rival Tottenham Hotspur after losing the final to Real Madrid last season based on consistency The Reds had more players in Mourinho’s line up.

Mourinho on RT show 'On the Touchline said "I go to Alisson, especially because yesterday [in the final] he was there when the needed him to be there.

"The two full-backs also have to be Liverpool players, amazing players, [Trent] Alexander-Arnold and [Andy]Robertson. Amazing character and personality. One [Alexander-Arnold] is a local boy, another [Robertson] is a Scottish boy that a few years ago was relegated with Hull City.

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"And both they are physical, they are aggressive, they are what I call in football 'the good arrogance', they are not afraid to play, they go forward, they participate in the attack.

"And even in a game yesterday under huge pressure they were very, very good.

"Van Dijk is a king, he is a huge personality. Positionally, a top top player."

His selection was based on the team and players that made it to the semifinals of this season Champions League so the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Sergio Ramos are omitted from the list.

Mourinho's XI

Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker(Liverpool)

Right-back: Trent Alexander-Arnold(Liverpool)

Left-back: Andy Robertson(Liverpool)

Centre-back: Virgil van Dijk(Liverpool)

Centre-back: Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax)

Midfield: Frankie de Jong (Ajax)

Midfield: Donny van de Beek(Ajax)

Midfield: Christian Eriksen(Tottenham)

Forward: Lionel Messi(Barcelona)

Forward: Sadio Mane(Liverpool)

Forward: Mohamed Salah(Liverpool)