The awards weren’t quite over for Jürgen Klopp after his history-making season with the Reds. The boss got to add another to his growing collection on Monday when he took home the Northwest Football Awards’ Manager of the Season for 2019-20.
Klopp guided Liverpool to Premier League glory in difficult season amid the coronavirus pandemic that halted the world for several months.
He beat out Paul Cook, Ian Evatt, and Sean Dyche to get the award. Cook, manager at Wigan Athletic, recently resigned after the club went into administration and was relegated to League One. Evatt led Barrow AFC from the National League to League Two and professional football before becoming Bolton Wanderers head coach. Sean Dyche’s Burnley ended up in 10th place in the Premier League.
In other Liverpool news, Ian St John won the Lifetime Contribution to North West Football award at the ceremony. St John, already inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame, scored 118 goals for the Reds while playing under Bill Shankly in the 1960s.