Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both been included in the Champions League squad of the season despite failing to reach the final.Ronaldo’s Juve only reached the last eight before being knocked out by Ajax, while Barca fell to eventual champions Liverpool despite Messi’s dazzling display in the first leg of their semi-final meeting.Messi’s 12 goals in the 2018-19 Champions League saw him claim the competition’s top scorer honour. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? After securing their sixth European crown with a 2-0 win over Tottenham in Saturday’s fina, Liverpool have three defenders in the squad – Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson and Virgil van Dijk – along with Georginio Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane and goalkeeper Alisson.Following their stunning run to the last four, Ajax have five representatives in the squad – captain Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong, David Neres, Hakim Ziyech and Dusan Tadic – while losing finalists Tottenham contribute Jan Vertonghen, Lucas Moura and Moussa Sissoko.The selection, which was made by UEFA’s technical observers, also includes Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and Manchester City duo Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.Among UEFA’s technical observers are Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez, England manager Gareth Southgate and former Manchester United boss David Moyes.#UCL Squad of the Season 2018/19 UEFA’s Technical Observers have selected their 20-man squad from this season’s UEFA Champions League… pic.twitter.com/OTCmSlp8KF — #UCLfinal (@ChampionsLeague) June 2, 2019 Champions League squad of the season in full: Alisson (Liverpool), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona); Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax), Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk (both Liverpool), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham); Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Frenkie de Jong (Ajax), Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon), David Neres (Ajax), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax); Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Lucas Moura (Tottenham), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Dusan Tadic (Ajax). Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police added: “This afternoon the CPS forwarded information from the Daily Mail to the Met Police. An assessment will be carried out.”Mr Mosley claims that they revelations have been timed to distract from his attempt to force several newspapers – including the Daily Mail – to remove historic articles about him using the Data Protection Act. “Nevertheless, I knew that if the News of the World thought the leaflet relevant, they would have disclosed it because the courts don’t like ambushes. The fact that they didn’t reinforced my view that no such leaflet existed. The suggestion that I lied in court is obviously nonsense. “Now that I’ve seen copies of this leaflet, I still do not recognise it. It is not something I would have ever wished to be associated with. It is offensive and divisive.” Max Mosley (left) pictured with far-right candidate Walter Hesketh Credit:PA Archive The leaflet in support of Walter HeskethCredit:@MichaelLCrick Twitter In 1961 Mr Mosley acted as election agency for Walter Hesketh, the candidate for his father’s far right Union Movement in a by election in Moss Side, Manchester. As part of the campaign a leaflet, which states that it is published by Mr Mosley, claimed that “coloured” immigrants should be sent home, adding: “Protect your health, there is no medical check on immigration, tuberculosis, VD and other terrible diseases are on the increase. Coloured immigration threatens your children’s health.” They said that they had moved away from “large payments from wealthy donors” and would only accept them in the future if they were “appropriate” and “ethical.”But pressure was growing on the party to go a step further and hand back the money that they had already taken from the multi-millionaire privacy campaigner and son of the fascist Oswald Mosley. Conservative Party Deputy Chairman James Cleverly told the Evening Standard: “Tom Watson should seriously consider distancing himself from Mr Mosley and returning the money.”Mr Mosley’s links to the only state recognised press regulator, Impress, and “some of our leading politicians” were raised with Theresa May, who vowed that they freedom of the press “will never change” while she is Prime Minister. She said: “I absolutely agree that a free press is very important, it underpins our democracy… whatever they say about us, whatever they write about us, it is important that they are able to hold politicians to account.” He continued: “I don’t believe there will be any more payments to the Labour party or Tom Watson from Max Mosley.” Max Mosley is facing a perjury investigation, it emerged as Labour were urged to hand back the £540,0000 he has donated to the party. Scotland Yard confirmed that they were assessing a dossier detailing Mr Mosley’s links to a racist pamphlet which had been handed to them by the Crown Prosecution Service. Under oath a decade ago Mr Mosley told the High Court that he had no recollection of the leaflet and said that reports that it said the “coloured immigrants” spread disease were “absolute nonsense”. On Wednesday he maintained that he does not recognise the document, which names him as its publisher, and said that any suggestion that he lied under oath was “obviously nonsense”. After the document emerged the Labour Party, whose deputy leader Tom Watson has received £540,000 from Mr Mosley, said that it would no longer accept his cash. Mr Mosley had said in an interview on Tuesday he would continue to make payments. Whilst insisting that the comments were made “a long time ago” and people “obviously change their views”, a spokesman for Jeremy Corbyn described the contents of the leaflet as “utterly repugnant”. During his privacy trial against the News of the World in 2008 – in which a judge ruled that a sadomasochistic orgy with five prostitutes was not Nazi themed – Mr Mosley said he had no recollection of the document, challenging the QC: “If there were such a leaflet you would produce it”. Only reports had existed of the document until this week, when it was unearthed by the Daily Mail in a local archive. The paper passed the documents to the CPS. A spokesman said: “I can confirm that information was received from the Mail and has been passed to the Metropolitan Police.” Max Mosley with his father Sir Oswald Credit:Barratts Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.