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Laureus Awards: Liverpool,Osaka Hamilton among nominees

Liverpool clinched Premier league title last year after 30 years wait


Liverpool have been shortlisted in the Team of the Year category in the Laureus World Sports Awards, while Lewis Hamilton is among the nominees for the World Sportsman of the Year Award.

The Reds won the Premier League under Jurgen Klopp to end their 30-year wait for a top-flight league title in 2020 and are joined by Mercedes-AMG Petronas after their seventh consecutive Constructors’ Championship.

Current holder Hamilton, 36, is listed in the Sportsman of the Year category after winning his seventh Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship – equalling Michael Schumacher’s record.

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is also included in the six-person Sportsman of the Year shortlist after he won his fourth NBA title and fourth Finals MVP award, with Robert Lewandowski named after he scored 55 goals to help Bayern Munich win the Champions League and Bundesliga.

Naomi Osaka, winner of the Laureus Breakthrough Award in 2019, is nominated for the World Sportswoman of the Year Award, after winning her third Grand Slam singles title at the US Open.

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Also on the shortlist are Brigid Kosgei, winner of the London Marathon, and Wendie Renard, captain of Lyon who won a fifth straight Women’s Champions League.

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Two-time USA World Cup winner Alex Morgan is listed in the World Comeback of the Year Award after she made her debut for WSL club Tottenham just 184 days after giving birth to her first child.

The winners of each category voted for by the 68 members of the Laureus World Sports Academy will be announced in May at a virtual awards event.





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