FIFA 19 Ultimate Team: Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah Top Star-Studded TOTW 10

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistNovember 21, 2018

Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah (L) celebrates after scoring a goal during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier football match Egypt vs Tunisia at the Borg El Arab Stadium, near Alexandria, on November 16, 2018. (Photo by KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)        (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

There's a Liverpool theme to the latest FIFA 19 Ultimate Team of the Week 10, with four players included in EA Sports' XI from the Reds after successful international breaks. 

Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah make the cut after excelling during the domestic hiatus, with the Reds players getting deserved ratings boosts ahead of the return of the Premier League this weekend.

In addition, England and Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane makes the cut after his winner for the Three Lions against Croatia and is the highest-rated player in the squad.

Manchester City also have two representatives in Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane, while Manchester United's Antonio Valencia is also in.

Here is the squad in full:


🗣️ It's #TOTW 10 featuring 90 Harry Kane, 89 Mohamed Salah & 87 Leroy Sané ⚽🗺️ #FUT #FIFA19 https://t.co/WvzYLY0HcP


Premier League, Liverpool Dominate TOTW 10

Netherlands' defender Virgil van Dijk celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Nations League football match Germany v the Netherlands in Gelsenkirchen on November 19, 2018. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL

After a strong beginning to the season, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will have a number of players returning to his squad in high spirits after thriving for their countries.

The standout performers came from the Netherlands team, with Wijnaldum and Van Dijk both netting crucial goals. 

The former scored the opener that set the Oranje on their way to beating world champions France, while the latter scored the goal that completed a memorable comeback to draw 2-2 with Germany and secure a spot in the UEFA Nations League finals for the team.

Van Dijk showed after netting a wonderful volley that he is as classy a person as he is a footballer:

Football on BT Sport @btsportfootball

The class of Virgil van Dijk 👏👏👏 https://t.co/X9kNWCn3LB

That draw with Germany was the latest in a wonderful run of results for the Netherlands since Ronald Koeman took charge:

B/R Football @brfootball

Don’t sleep on the Netherlands' recent results 🔥 https://t.co/mtWKpMakte

Elsewhere, Salah continued to cement his status as an Egypt icon, as he scored a brilliant winner in the 3-2 victory over Tunisia, lobbing the goalkeeper in the final minute of the game. Alisson, meanwhile, kept a clean sheet and made some smart stops in Brazil's friendly win over Uruguay.

It was also an international break to remember for Kane, as his late poacher's goal against Croatia not only prevented England from being relegated a tier in the Nations League, but it put them into the finals in Portugal at the end of the season.

For the Spurs striker, it was the cap on a remarkable year in international football, having won the Golden Boot at the FIFA World Cup in the summer.

However, he had been enduring a drought of sorts for his country before ending it at the perfect time at Wembley Stadium on Sunday:

OptaJoe @OptaJoe

747 - Harry Kane scored his first goal for England since netting against Colombia at the World Cup, ending a run of seven matches and 747 minutes without scoring. Timing. #ENGCRO https://t.co/5EFReBOlVy

Kane reflected on how much the deciding goal in the 2-1 win meant to him:

Harry Kane @HKane

To hear that atmosphere at Wembley today was superb. What a year it has been in an @England shirt and even more exciting times ahead. Proud of the squad. Proud of our fans. #ThreeLions 🦁🦁🦁 https://t.co/lunFRVclfl

There are three more Premier League representatives in the XI, with City wingers Sane and Mahrez continuing their prosperous patches of form.

Sane has previously struggled to make his mark for Germany, but a tweak in system over the last couple of games has drawn the best from him:

Sky Sports Statto @SkySportsStatto

Leroy Sane has now scored 2️⃣ goals in his last 2️⃣ apps for Germany after failing to score in his first 1️⃣5️⃣ apps 🇩🇪 https://t.co/EOJvsSO2YH

For Algeria, Mahrez proved to be the hero, as his two goals in the 4-1 win over Angola ensured the Fennec Foxes qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations.

The other Manchester representative comes from United in the form of Valencia, who was on target for Ecuador in a 2-0 win away at Peru.