Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and defender Virgil Van Dijk scoop up Premier League awards for December

reds double The Reds won seven out of seven games last month to propel themselves to the top of the table By Oliver Dawnay 11th January 2019, 3:57 pm Updated: 11th January 2019, 4:02 pm Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and club record signing Virgil Van Dijk have both won Premier League accolades for December. Klopp…

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and defender Virgil Van Dijk scoop up Premier League awards for December


reds double

The Reds won seven out of seven games last month to propel themselves to the top of the table


By Oliver Dawnay

11th January 2019,
3:57 pm

Updated: 11th January 2019,
4:02 pm

LiverpoolmanagerJurgen Kloppand club record signingVirgil Van Dijkhave both won Premier League accolades for December.

Klopp claimed the Manager of the Month award while his towering centre-back was named the Player of the Month.

Liverpool had a brilliant December, winning seven out of seven league matches in the busy festive period to overtakeManchester Cityat the top of the table.

Van Dijk has won Player of the Month for December

Wins against Everton and Burnley in the first week, followed by victories against Bournemouth, Manchester United, Wolves, Newcastle and Arsenal completed a dominant month for the Anfield side.

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Whilst Klopp’s side are known for their attacking prowess, it was Liverpool’s defence which proved even more impressive throughout their run as they only conceded three goals in their seven outings.

Van Dijk and Klopp both won awards for December

Van Dijk was immense at the back for Liverpool and has somewhat solved their defensive woes which have been so prevalent in past seasons.

Liverpool won seven out of seven games in December

The Dutchman beat the likes of his team-mate Mohamed Salah, Tottenham players Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and West Ham’s Felipe Anderson to win the award.

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