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Henderson Named Player of the Year as Liverpool Dominate Awards

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The first set of awards for the 2019-20 season are out care of the BBC, with Liverpool well represented.

Sheffield United v Liverpool FC - Premier League Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

With the BBC announcing their 2019-20 Premier League awards today, it’s no surprise Liverpool are well represented, as Jordan Henderson headlines the day by taking overall player of the season honours for captaining the Reds 25 points clear of the competition.

He’s joined by Trent Alexander-Arnold, named young player of the year, and in the team of the season as the duo are amongst seven Liverpool stars chosen along with one Leicester City player, one player from Manchester United, and a pair from Manchester City.

Voting for the top award was close, though, with Henderson capturing just 23% of the overall vote and narrowly edging out teammate Sadio Mané and City’s Kevin De Bruyne, with the Liverpool forward and Belgian creator earning 17% and 14% respectively.

Meanwhile, Alexander-Arnold was out clear in young player voting with 47% of the overall ballots case—with Marcus Rashford the next best at 10% and Dean Henderson at 9%—while in team of the year voting, four of the top five vote-getters came from the Reds.

Alexander-Arnold was the top overall vote getter for team of the season with 72% of right back votes while at left back Andy Robertson got 55%. The top five in voting by position was rounded out by Sadio Mané, Virgil van Dijk, and again Man City’s De Bruyne.

Alisson made the team in goal along with Henderson in midfield and Mohamed Salah up top. Sergio Aguero was named striker while Çağlar Söyüncü slotted into the back line and Henderson was joined in midfield by De Bruyne and United’s Bruno Fernandes.