Juergen Klopp named Premier League manager of the season

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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp is named as the Premier League’s Manager of the Season after leading Liverpool to their first top-flight title in 30 years.

His side won 32 of their 38 league fixtures and amassed a club-record 99 points to seal the title with seven games in hand.

The 53-year-old beat Chelsea’s boss Frank Lampard, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers and Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder.

He won the Manager of the Month award five times last season, surpassing Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s four from the 2017-18 campaign.

The German had been named League Managers’ Association (LMA) manager of the year last month.

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, with 13 assists, was named Young Player of the Season on Friday.

Trent came out on top of a shortlist that also included Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood, and Chelsea duo Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount.

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