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Jurgen Klopp named Premier League Manager of the Season

Last updated 3 months ago | By Mirror

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp celebrates with the Premier League 2019/2020 trophy [COURTESY]

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been crowned Premier League Manager of the Season after beating Frank Lampard, Brendan Rodgers and Chris Wilder to the award.

The 53-year-old inspired the Reds to their first Premier League title in 30 years, doing so in some style after picking up 99 points to finish 18 points ahead of their closest challengers Manchester City.

The news comes after Trent Alexander-Arnold was named Premier League Young Player of the Season on Friday.

Klopp also won the LMA Manager of the Year award last month after beating Leeds' Marcelo Bielsa, Wycombe's Gareth Ainsworth and Sheffield United's Wilder.

As well as the Premier League, Klopp won the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup with Liverpool this season, and they are also still the reigning Champions League winners following their victory last June.

Klopp faced strong competition for the Manager of the Season prize, with Lampard guiding Chelsea to a third-placed finish in his first campaign at Stamford Bridge, Rodgers taking the Foxes to a surprise fifth place and Wilder stunning the Premier League with the Blades after promotion last season, with the team ultimately finishing ninth.

But nobody will be surprised to see Klopp win the award given the manner in which he transformed the Reds into arguably one of the best teams in the world.

Speaking about winning the title with Liverpool, Klopp said: "I actually couldn’t be happier; I couldn’t have dreamed of something like that and I never did before last year, honestly.

"We were not close enough three years ago, a year ago we were really close…what the boys have done in the last two-and-a-half years, the consistency they show is absolutely incredible and second to none."

It remains to be seen whether he can inspire the side to retaining the title next season, with the likes of City, Manchester United and Chelsea expected to push them all the way.

 

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