By Joe Strange for MailOnline
Published: 13:00 GMT, 15 January 2020 | Updated: 13:00 GMT, 15 January 2020
Liverpool have earned a double nomination at this year's prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards after their incredible Champions League triumph last season.
Jurgen Klopp and his players are in the running for the Team of the Year having lifted the trophy in Madrid, and Comeback of the Year for their memorable victory against Barcelona in the semi-final second leg at Anfield.
The Reds are strong contenders for both awards at the landmark 20th anniversary of the ceremony, which will recognise sporting achievement during 2019.
Liverpool have been nominated for Team of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards
The Reds' stunning 4-0 win over Barcelona is also nominated for Comeback of the Year
They face competition in the Team of the Year category from Formula One's Mercedes, who won the constructors' title for the sixth season running, and the US women's football team, who were victorious in last summer's World Cup.
Canadian basketball franchise the Toronto Raptors, who won the NBA Finals last year, are also up for the award, along with Rugby World Cup winners South Africa and FIBA Basketball World Cup gold medallists Spain.
Liverpool's brilliant 4-0 win over Barca in May, which saw them overturn a 3-0 first leg deficit, is up against Andy Murray for Comeback of the Year, after the former British No 1 battled back from a serious hip problem and the brink of retirement to win the European Open in Antwerp.
Toronto Raptors have been nominated for Team of the Year after winning the NBA Finals
Andy Murray is also in the running after fighting back from injury to win the European Open
Also nominated are German racing driver Sophia Floersch, who fought back from a spinal fracture suffered in a serious crash to start competing again, and Australian rugby star Christian Lealiifano, who returned to action after battling leukaemia.
Elsewhere, Barcelona star Lionel Messi goes up against Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, Lewis Hamilton, Marc Marquez and Eliud Kipchoge for the Sportsman of the Year award.
The Argentine won his sixth Ballon d'Or last year, while Woods completed a remarkable comeback to win The Masters and Nadal lifted both the French and US Open trophies to make it 19 Grand Slam titles.
Hamilton was crowned F1 world champion for the sixth