Klopp wins Manager of the Month; Son handed player award

Date published: Friday 14th October 2016 11:35

Jurgen Klopp: Top boss in September

Jurgen Klopp has won the Barclays Manager of the Month award after guiding Liverpool to a 100 per cent record in September.

Liverpool kicked off last month with a 4-2 hammering of champions Leicester, before winning 2-1 at Chelsea, courtesy of Jordan Henderson’s Carling Goal of the Month for September.

Klopp’s men then capped off the month with a 5-1 win in their home encounter with Hull City.

After receiving the award, Klopp said: “I went into the office of my coaches and said, ‘We are Manager of the Month! I don’t need personal prizes but it’s nice now I have another one’.

“We are on a good way but there are so many good teams in this league and so many difficult games for us, which we have to be ready for. I’m fine with the moment, but we have to play a few more games and hopefully we perform well.”

Also on the short-list of five were Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, Crystal Palace’s Alan Pardew, Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

The winner was decided by a combination of votes from a panel of experts and the public.

Meanwhile, Son Heung-min has become the first Asian recipient of the EA SPORTS Player of the Month award after winning September’s prize.

The Tottenham Hotspur star was in brilliant form last month, scoring four goals and providing an assist as they won all three matches in September.

“This is my dream, to get the award,” said the South Korean. “I want to get it a second time, a third time. When I take the award home my family will be crazy like you can’t believe; they will be really happy.”

Son was picked from a short-list of five, featuring Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal’s Theo Walcott.

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