Trent Alexander-Arnold named Player of the Month for December

Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has been named the Premier League Player of the Month for December 2019.

The English international thus wins his first Premier League monthly award after producing a goal, three assists and three clean sheets in a flawless end to the year.

“It’s a proud moment,” Alexander-Arnold said. “We’ve had a good month as a team.

“There were many players that were up for it so it’s an honor to be the one that won it.”

The defender played all five matches and was an integral member of the Reds as the current table-toppers defeated Everton, AFC Bournemouth, Watford, Leicester City, and Wolverhampton Wanderers to go 13 points clear in the Premier League standings.

The 21-year-old also helped Anfield based side lift the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time, but perhaps his best performance came at second-placed Leicester, against whom he scored once and set up two goals in a 4-0 victory.

It is the second successive month in which a Liverpool player has been crowned the Premier League Player of the Month.

The 21-year-old follows team-mate and November winner Sadio Mane after topping a December shortlist that also included Emiliano Buendia, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Kevin De Bruyne, Ben Foster, Danny Ings, Adama Traore, and October’s top performer Jamie Vardy.

Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been named the Premier League Manager of the Month for December 2019.

The German gaffer wins the award for the fourth time this season after a historic end to the year with the Reds.

It is the seventh time Klopp has been named Manager of the Month and the fourth time he has won it this season. The only month in which he has not won it in this campaign was October when Chelsea’s Frank Lampard picked up the award.

“It’s really good, and in this moment the only thought I have, I want to win it in January,” Klopp said.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Son Heung-min’s incredible solo strike, on the other hand, for Tottenham Hotspur against Burnley has been voted the Premier League Goal of the Month for December.

The South Korean picked the ball up on the edge of his own box, ran away from two players and skipped past two challenges before slotting beyond Nick Pope.

Son dribbled 71.4 meters in only 11 seconds with a goal he described as “unbelievable”.