Liverpool's Mohamed Salah joined regulars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on UEFA's shortlist for the best forwards who played in Champions League last season, soccer's European governing body announced on Thursday.
Ronaldo, who won the award last year, topped the scoring charts with 15 goals in the competition as Real Madrid won a third consecutive European crown.
Egypt's Salah led Liver-pool's remarkable run to the final with 10 goals and four assists, while Barcelona talisman Messi netted six goals.
Real duo Toni Kroos and Luka Modric will compete with Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne for the midfielder award.
The winners will be announced during the 2018-19 Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on August 30.
The nominees were selected by a jury of 32 coaches from last year's Champions League participants and 55 journalists chosen by the European Sports Media group.