Jurgen Klopp, Aguero win Premier League awards for January

Sergio Aguero

Liverpool Manager, Jurgen Klopp has been named the Premier League Manager of the Month award for January, while Manchester City and Argentine striker Sergio Aguero has been named the Premier League Player of same month.

Jurgen Klopp

Aguero overtakes Steven Gerrard and Harry Kane who have both won the award six times, after winning the award for the seventh time, while Liverpool boss sets record for most MOTM wins in a single season with five.

The Argentina international scored six times and registered an assist in three appearances in January, breaking numerous records including overtaking Thierry Henry as the Premier League’s top foreign goalscorer after his hat-trick in the 6-1 win at Aston Villa.

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The treble at Villa Park was Aguero’s 12th hat-trick in the Premier League since arriving at City back in 2011 and it took him past former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer’s record of 11.

The 31-year-old fought off competition from Liverpool duo Alisson and Jordan Henderson, Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, Leicester’s Ayoze Perez and Southampton’s Jack Stephens.

Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has set a new record for most Manager of the Month awards in a single season with five, after having won in August, September, November and December.

Only Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard was able to prevent the German from winning all managerial awards this season, claiming the accolade in October.

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Klopp guided Liverpool to yet another perfect month in the Premier League, setting another 100 per cent record with wins over Sheffield United, Tottenham, Manchester United, Wolves and West Ham.

The 52-year-old beat Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, Southampton’s Ralph Hasenhuttl and new Watford boss Nigel Pearson to the award.

 

 

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