Trent Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool star wins 2020 PFA Young Player of the Year award

Trent Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool star wins 2020 PFA Young Player of the Year award

- Trent Alexander-Arnold has been named 2020 PFA Young player of the year

- The 21-year-old beats Saka, Rashford, Mount, Greenwood, and Tammy Abraham to win the prestigious prize

- The Englishman also finished second on the Premier League's assist chart after Man City's Kevin De Bruyne

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Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has been crowned the PFA Young Player of the Year after helping his side win their first Premier League title in over three decades.

The 21-year-old defender was also instrumental in the Reds' Champions League triumph two seasons back.

He scored four goals and assisted 13 others in all 38 English topflight encounters in the 2019-20 campaign.

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The Englishman beats stiff competitions from fellow countrymen Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood; Chelsea's Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount; and Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka to win the award.

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Alexander-Arnold did not only contribute goals and assists to his team's success, he also played a key role in the 12 clean sheets they kept en-route to EPL glory in the end.

Apart from winning the league title, the 21-year-old broke the all-time Premier League record for assists in a season by a defender, a mark that he had set the previous season with 12.

The Reds defender ranked second on the assists chart for the 2019-20 season after Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne who recorded 20 and was handed the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award on Tuesday.

Trent Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool star wins 2020 PFA Young Player of the Year award

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Trent broke into Jurgen Klopp's team in the 2016-17 season and has scored just eight goals while assisting 35 others in 134 games across competitions for the Merseyside outfit.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City superstar Kevin de Bruyne has emerged winner of the 2020 Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award.

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The Belgian star beat stiff competition from Liverpool's Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold to win the prestigious prize.

He has now become the first City star to win the award, while Chelsea's Bethany England takes home the women's category of the award.

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