Jurgen Klopp shortlisted for the Premier League Manager of the Season

Jurgen Klopp shortlisted for the Premier League Manager of the Season

- Jurgen Klopp guided Liverpool to the Premier League for the first time in 30 years

- The German tactician has been shortlisted for the Manager of the Season Award

- Frank Lampard, Chris Wilder and Brendan Rodgers also stand a chance to win the coveted prize

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Jurgen Klopp has been named alongside Chelsea manager Frank Lampard in a four-man shortlist for the prestigious Premier League Manager of the Season Award.

The Liverpool boss Klopp who guided the Reds to Premier League glory for the first time in 30 years was recently named League Managers Association manager of the year.

The prestigious award is named the 'Sir Alex Ferguson trophy' and the Manchester United legend sent a special video message to the Liverpool boss, and now he is in contention for the Manager of the Season Award.

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Frank Lampard on the other hand started the season brightly despite taking over when the Blues were in mid-table as he helped them finish in the top four.

Jurgen Klopp, Lampard named in 4-man shortlist for the Premier League Manager of the Season

Jurgen Klopp puts his Premier League medal round his neck. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Lampard who won the October Manager of the Month award was nominated several other times, including as recently as June after a strong run.

There were certainly some sticky patches along the way, but overall he exceeded expectations with a young team and is a deserved nominee.

Also, Sheffield United which had a fantastic year have their manager Chris Wilder also shortlisted for the coveted award.

Wilder surprisingly made his own way up through English-elite's pyramid, and his first season in the Premier League has been a huge success.

He guided his side to finish 9th in the Premier League standings, a feat no one could expect him to achieve.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers completed the list for the Manager of the Season, after ensuring European football returned to King Power Stadium for the first time since 2016/17 thanks to City's fifth-place finish.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that 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.

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