Jürgen Klopp and Virgil van Dijk have today been named as the Premier League’s Manager and Player of the Month for December.
The pair were presented with their prizes at Melwood on Friday in recognition of Liverpool’s outstanding end to 2018.
The Reds won all seven outings in the division to move to the top of the table, with 22 goals scored and three conceded.
Van Dijk figured in each of those fixtures, helping the team to four clean sheets and also netting his first top-flight strike for the club in the 2-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Klopp beat Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Manuel Pellegrini (West Ham United), Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur) and Maurizio Sarri (Chelsea) to the accolade.
Meanwhile, Van Dijk saw off competition from teammate Mohamed Salah as well as Felipe Anderson (West Ham United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) and Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur).
Klopp was last named Premier League Manager of the Month in September 2016. It’s the first time both awards have gone to Liverpool since March 2014 when Brendan Rodgers scooped the manager gong and Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard jointly accepted the player prize.
Liverpool boss wins back-to-back awards after continuing his team’s perfect start to the season through September 2019.
Jurgen Klopp has won the Barclays Manager of the Month award for the second month in a row.
Klopp claims September’s prize after continuing Liverpool’s perfect start to the Premier League season and adding to his August accolade.
The German’s Premier League leaders won all three matches, with a home victory over Newcastle United followed by away triumphs at Chelsea and Sheffield United, which took the Reds’ winning streak in the competition to 16 matches.
The sequence of straight victories was then extended to 17 against Leicester City last weekend, giving Klopp’s side the chance to equal Manchester City’s competition record of 18 when they visit Manchester United after the international break.
The 52-year-old has now claimed the award for a fifth time.
He topped a four-man shortlist after votes from the public were combined with those of a panel of football experts, beating Eddie Howe, Frank Lampard and Brendan Rodgers.
Jürgen Klopp has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for September.
The Liverpool boss ensured his side maintained their flawless start to the top-flight campaign by presiding over victories against Newcastle United, Chelsea and Sheffield United.
It’s the second month running Klopp has been awarded the prize after also claiming it for August.
In clinching September’s edition, the German saw off competition from Eddie Howe (Bournemouth), Frank Lampard (Chelsea) and Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City).
Klopp has now won the Premier League Manager of the Month award on five occasions, having also taken it in September 2016, December 2018 and March 2019, in addition to this season’s two accolades.
“Always the bridesmaid, never the bride…” so the expression goes. Jurgen Klopp will have felt, before this year, that he had been a mere guest at other people’s special days – having found himself defeated in the UEFA Champions League final twice (2012-13 and 2017-18) and the UEFA Europa League final (2015-16). This year though, it was Klopp’s turn to rejoice.
Some magnificent European nights for Liverpool, none more impressive than their remarkable come-from-behind 4-3 aggregate semi-final victory against Barcelona, saw the Reds reach the pinnacle of European football by being crowned Champions League winners in June. Their 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid was emblematic of their domestic campaign too, where they lost just once in the Premier League and achieved an incredible 97-point haul, one shy of eventual champions Manchester City. Now, he has another special day to remember – after being named The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2019.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has been named men’s coach of the year at the FIFA’s ‘The Best’ award ceremony in Italy. Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe picked up individual honors in the men’s and women’s categories.
Germany’s Jürgen Klopp has been named men’s coach of the year at FIFA’s ‘The Best’ awards ceremony at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy, capping off a sensational year at the helm of UEFA Champions League winners Liverpool.
“It is great, nobody expected this 20, 10, five, four years ago that I would be standing here,” said the 52-year-old, who joined the Reds in 2015. “I have to say thank you to my outstanding club Liverpool FC. As a coach you can only be as good as your team. I’m really proud of being coach of such an incredible bunch of players.”
The award is the latest landmark in a unique rise to the pinnacle of his profession for one of Germany’s greatest exports, who began his coaching career without the neccessary coaching badges when he took over as interim head coach at Mainz in 2001. His cheeky demeanour, undiluted passion and raw emotions have endeared him to every fan base he’s come in contact with on the way to the top — even those sporting different colors.
A double winner with Borussia Dortmund in 2012, Klopp had to endure his fair share of heartbreak — six finals, two clubs and eight years without a trophy to be exact — before being crowned European champions with Liverpool at the end of last season. His post-match rendition of ‘Let’s Talk About Six, Baby’ in reference to the Merseyside club’s Champions League titles will live long in the memory, but on this occasion Klopp used his platform to announce his decision to join the .Common Goal initiative
“While it is flattering to receive an individual award today, in football and in life, nothing is possible without teamwork,” said Klopp. “That is why I would like to celebrate this occasion by sharing that I am joining Common Goal and pledging 1% of my earnings to help change the world through football.
“Since Common Goal started two years ago, the movement has grown steadily proving it is a simple, effective and safe mechanism for players and managers to give back through football. As a team, even with a minimum pledge of just 1%, together the football industry is capable of transforming the world. Now is the time for those interested to take a step forward.”
Klopp was up against Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino as he became the third German coach to win the prize, which has been awarded since 2010. Former Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes and German national team head coach Joachim Löw picked up the honor in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
Mohamed Salah won the adidas Golden Ball and Alibaba Cloud Player of the Tournament awards
Bruno Henrique claimed the adidas Silver Ball, while Carlos Eduardo won the adidas Bronze Ball
Esperance won the Fair Play Award
After Liverpool won the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™ title, the FIFA Technical Study Group chose Mohamed Salah as the Player of the Tournament.
Given his outstanding performance throughout the competition, the Liverpool star was a deserved winner of the adidas Golden Ball and Alibaba Cloud Player of the Tournament award. FIFA.com now brings you all the award winners from Qatar 2019.
Adidas Golden Ball and Alibaba Cloud Player of the Tournament winner: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Mohamed Salah’s performances in Qatar were stellar from beginning to end. In his side’s first game, he provided a fantastic assist to Naby Keita, proving that he does not just score goals, but can help his team-mates find the net too. The Egyptian star’s blistering pace was a constant threat to opponents and, while he did not manage to score himself at Qatar 2019, he deservedly picked up the adidas Golden Ball for the brilliance of his play – something recognised by thousands of fans at the Khalifa International Stadium, who cheered his every touch.
Adidas Silver Ball: Bruno Henrique (Flamengo)
Flamengo’s best player at the tournament, Bruno Henrique proved how dangerous he is in the semi-final against Al Hilal, when he provided the assist for Giorgian De Arrascaeta for the opening goal, scored the second himself with a fantastic header, then forced Ali Albulayhi to put through his own net for the third. He followed that standout performance with another impressive display against Liverpool, where his close control and dribbling skills saw him outsmart Trent Alexander-Arnold, one of the best full-backs in the world, on multiple occasions.
Adidas Bronze Ball: Carlos Eduardo (Al Hilal)
At Qatar 2019, Eduardo provided a vital link between his side’s defence and attack. As Al Hilal captain, he showed true leadership qualities on the field, where he was frequently on the ball and orchestrating plays when he wasn’t breaking up opposition moves. He also scored with an exquisite header in the match for third place against Monterrey.
Mohamed Salah secured the Premier League Golden Boot for 2017-18 after finishing the season with 32 goals from his 36 appearances.
The Liverpool No.11 bagged the opener in the 4-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at Anfield to help Jürgen Klopp’s side claim fourth place in the division and Champions League qualification for next term.
In doing so, Salah also set a new Premier League record for the highest number of goals by one player in a single 38-game campaign.
The Egyptian, who has scored 44 times in all competitions during his debut Reds season, had already been named the Premier League Player of the Season earlier in the day.