Liverpool star Sadio Mane says it is ‘unacceptable’ that Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy did not make the Ballon d’Or nomination list.

Last week, the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or was named with five Chelsea stars included.

Jorginho, Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, Romelu Lukaku and Mason Mount all made the nomination list.

But there was no room for Mendy as PSG and Italy’s Gianluigi Donnarumma was the only keeper to be nominated.

But, Mane believes his Senegal teammate, who became the first African goalie to win the Champions League this year, deserved to be recognised for his superb displays for Chelsea.

When asked about Mendy’s omission from the list, Mane told reporters “It is unacceptable.

I do not understand, these are things to deplore”.