Jurgen Klopp has been named Premier League Manager of the Season for 2019/20. Honestly, any other choice would have been baffling.
Not only did Klopp end Liverpool’s 30-year title drought, but he did it in style. The Reds romped through the league, winning a record-tying 32 matches, and earning the second-highest points total of all time. They won the league with a record 7 matches remaining, and finished 18 points clear of second-placed Manchester City.
This is coming off the back of the fourth-highest points total and a European Cup last year. Oh, and he managed to bring home the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup along the way.
To say that this award is well deserved is a massive understatement.
Kloppo beat out Frank Lampard, Brendan Rodgers, and Chris Wilder for the award. There has been no word from the Chelsea boss whether Klopp and Liverpool are “arrogant” for winning it.
The gaffer joins team captain Jordan Henderson (FWA Footballer of the Year) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (Premier League Young Player of the Season) as Reds who have been individually singled-out for end-of-season awards.
Although we all prefer team trophies to individual awards, earning both is also nice.