Premier League: Liverpool trio among Player of the Season nominees
Liverpool trio Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold are among the seven nominees for the 2019-20 Premier League Player of the Season award. Besides the three players, Kevin De Bruyne, Danny Ings, Nick Pope and Jamie Vardy are on the list. Other top awards like the best manager and young player have also seen nominations. Here we present further details.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, who is also present in the Young Player of the Year shortlist, recorded 13 assists. The right-back was exceptional for the Reds throughout the season. Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson captained Liverpool to their first Premier League title and has already won the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award. Sadio Mane was excellent with his goals and assists for Liverpool.
Manchester City mid-fielder Kevin De Bruyne registered 20 Premier League assists, equaling the all-time record set by Arsenal legend Thierry Henry during the 2002/03 campaign. He also scored 13 goals. Burnley goal-keeper Nick Pope was solid in goal and amassed 15 assists to his name. Meanwhile, Vardy finished as the top scorer (23) and won the Golden Boot, whereas, Ings followed suit (22 goals).
Manchester United trio Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood scored 44 league goals between them and have been nominated for the award. Sheffield United goalie Dean Henderson registered 13 assists and finds himself on the list. Chelsea duo Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic make the shortlist after helping Chelsea earn a top-four finish. Alexander-Arnold and Aston Villa's Jack Grealish complete the list.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who has guided Liverpool to 196 points over the last two seasons, has been nominated for the Manager of the Season award. Besides Klopp, Chelsea's Frank Lampard, Sheffield United's Chris Wilder and Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers have also been nominated.