- Trent-Alexander had a superb season with Liverpool winning the Premier League
- The 21-year-old has been crowned the Young Player of the Season
- He pipped players like Rashford, Greenwood, Martial who were also on the shortlist
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Trent Alexander-Arnold has beaten Manchester United trio of Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford to the prestigious Premier League Young Player of the Season Award.
The 21-year-old Liverpool defender was the only nominee named in the Premier League Player of the Year shortlist as well as he was instrumental to his side’s league glory.
He helped the Reds to clinch the coveted title for the first time in 30 years as he recorded 4 goals and made 13 assists, one behind Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne who had 14.
The England sensation also edged Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish who was also named in a shortlist which also had Dean Henderson, the Manchester United goalkeeper on loan at Sheffield United.
This year’s gong’s has been presented to Alexander-Arnold who recent study has also revealed that is now worth more than Paul Pogba.
Meanwhile, 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.
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.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Lothar Matthaus has come out to make huge claims that Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is better than Barcelona’s Lionel Messi ahead of their epic Champions League quarterfinal showdown.
Lewandowski has been lethal in front of goal in the last couple of years as he also got a brace in Bayern’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Chelsea.
The 31-year-old helped the Bavarians cruise to a 7-1 aggregate victory over the Blues to set up a quarterfinal clash against Messi's Barcelona.
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