Kevin De Bruyne leads 7-man shortlist for Premier League Player of the Season Award

Kevin De Bruyne leads 7-man shortlist for Premier League Player of the Season Award

- Kevin De Bruyne is now in contention for the prestigious Premier League Player of the Season award

- Sadio Mane, Jamie Vardy and Jordan Henderson have also made the seven-man shortlist

- It the list which has Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope, Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Mohammed Salah were missing

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Kevin De Bruyne has been named alongside six others in a shortlist for the Premier League player of the season award with Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah ignored.

In a list dominated by champions Liverpool, Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope emerged a shock nominee for the prestigious award.

Sadio Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson are other Liverpool stars who have made the list.

Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy and runner-up Danny Ings are the final two names on the shortlist.

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Despite Manchester City’s Ederson winning the Golden Glove, Nick Pope became the surprise nomination and thanks to his spectacular performances during the entire season, particularly his saves during Burnley's 1-1 draw at Anfield.

Kevin De Bruyne leads 7-man shortlist for Premier League player of the season award
Kevin De Bruyne shortlisted for Premier League player of the season award. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Mane who scored 18 goals during the just concluded Premier League campaign had a glorious season as he also added seven assists to his statistics.

Alexander-Arnold was included as he broke his own record for a defender in terms of assist with 13, one more than the 12 he got last season.

But the leading playmaker of the campaign was City's De Bruyne who created 20 goals, equalling the record set by Thierry Henry in the 2002-2003 season.

Leicester's Vardy scored 23 goals as the Foxes qualified for the Europa League, missing out on a place in the top four on the final day of the season.

The striker also netted his 100th Premier League goal in July. Ings found form in the second half of the season and was particularly impressive after the restart in June.

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Man City's Raheem Sterling won the 2018-19 accolade following his impressive performances for Pep Guardiola's side that won them the Premier League.

But this year's award have strong contingents that performed excellently well as fans will have to vote for the player who would wear the crown.

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