Klopp and Virgil Van Dijk named December 2018 Barclays Manager of the Month

English Premier League, 11th January 2019

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.

Klopp named December 2018 Barclays Manager of the Month

English Premier League, 11th January 2019

Klopp and Van Dijk win Premier League awards for December

Winning the Premier League Manager of the Month award represents the ‘icing on the cake’ of a fruitful December for Jürgen Klopp.

Liverpool’s boss received the accolade on Friday having led his side to victory in all seven of their top-flight matches throughout last month.

The Reds scored 22 times and conceded just three during those games, with that impressive record leading Klopp to describe December as ‘special’.

“It’s nice, the icing on the cake,” he said, upon being presented with the prize.

“It was a very successful but difficult month. Each game felt like the most important one of the season. It was unbelievable. The intensity was massive but that’s what made it a special month.”

Klopp also saluted the efforts of his backroom team without whom, he insisted, such success would not be possible.

“One hundred per cent teamwork. I know a few things about football but my best skill is to bring really good people together,” he continued.

“I lead that group, that’s true, and I have to make final decisions but I can only make good decisions if the information I get is brilliant.

“With the group I have here, if you can mix up the potential of the group with the best attitude you can get and you get quality. That’s what we did in December.”

Klopp named August 2019 Barclays Manager of the Month

English Premier League, 113th September 2019

Jürgen Klopp has won the Premier League Manager of the Month award for August.

The Liverpool boss guided his team to a perfect start in their opening four matches of 2019-20 with wins over Norwich City, Southampton, Arsenal and Burnley.

That run secured the monthly accolade for Klopp, who saw off competition from fellow nominees Pep Guardiola, Roy Hodgson and Brendan Rodgers.

It is the fourth time he has been named Premier League Manager of the Month, having also taken the award in September 2016, December 2018 and March 2019.

Klopp named November 2019 Barclays Manager of the Month

English Premier League, 13th December 2019

Jürgen Klopp has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for the third time this season, after guiding Liverpool to maximum points in November.

The Reds maintained their pace at the top of the division with wins over Aston Villa (2-1), Manchester City (3-1), Crystal Palace (2-1) and Brighton and Hove Albion (2-1).

That form was enough to earn Klopp the award ahead of Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City) and Chris Wilder (Sheffield United).

The Liverpool boss was also named Manager of the Month in August and September, and has now collected the prize on six occasions since joining the club.

Klopp named October 2019 Barclays Manager of the Month

English Premier League, 1st November 2019

Jürgen Klopp has been nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Month award for October.

The Liverpool boss is in contention to receive the accolade for the third consecutive month after winning it in August and September.

Victories over Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur sandwiched a 1-1 draw at Manchester United as the unbeaten Reds retained their spot at the top of the table during October.

Klopp is up against Frank Lampard, Graham Potter, Brendan Rodgers and Dean Smith for the award.

Klopp named September 2019 Barclays Manager of the Month

English Premier League, 11 Oct 2019

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.

Liverpool Update

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.

Jürgen Klopp named FIFA Men’s Coach of the Year 2018-2019



“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.

Salah Headlines Qatar 2019 Award Winners


  • 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.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah win Premier League Golden Boot for 2018-2019

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah have won the Premier League Golden Boot with 22 goals apiece.

The Reds forwards ended the campaign as the division’s top scorers, alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal, thanks to their final tallies.

Mane moved level with his teammate by scoring both goals in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on Sunday.

Mohamed Salah wins Premier League Golden Boot for 2017-2018

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.