Jurgen Klopp & Liverpool Honoured at BBC Sports activities Character of the 12 months Awards
It was one other night time of success for Premier League champions Liverpool as they had been topped Crew of the 12 months on the BBC’s Sports activities Character of the 12 months awards.
Supervisor Jurgen Klopp was additionally named Coach of the 12 months, whereas Jordan Henderson completed runner-up to System 1 celebrity Lewis Hamilton for the night’s primary award.
This newest spate of recognition caps a unprecedented 12 months for the membership, who lastly ended their 30-year watch for a high flight title in July. The Reds ultimately completed the 2019/2020 Premier League season on 99 factors, failing to win simply six video games all season.
Reflecting on his aspect’s success in an interview with the BBC, Klopp stated: “My crew deserve this, as a result of they did an unimaginable job. It is a mixture of expertise, character, need and the ability of the membership, which is an enormous one. That each one comes collectively and it was an ideal second after we turned champions.
“We wish to organise an enormous celebration when it is allowed once more, may take a short time however till then perhaps we will win one thing else, we’ll see. We won’t wait to see the followers once more and profitable this prize in Manchester is even sweeter.”
On his personal private award, Klopp added (by way of Liverpool’s official web site): “When the coach of the Crew of the 12 months turns into the Coach of the 12 months then I had an impressive crew on the pitch clearly.
“Hendo almost talked about all of them, however my teaching workers is clearly the primary purpose why all of the issues labored the way in which they work, so I am actually joyful. Often you win a prize as a soccer coach, this time clearly all my contenders had been from all completely different type of sports activities and I by no means earlier than received one thing like that. It is very nice.
“On behalf of my coaches, I settle for it clearly and take it dwelling to Liverpool. Thanks very a lot.”
Klopp’s win comes only a few days faraway from him controversially – in some folks’s opinion, anyway – being named FIFA Coach of the 12 months forward of Bayern Munich’s treble profitable supervisor, Hansi Flick.
Henderson, in the meantime, has been one of many key elements of Liverpool’s implausible yr on the pitch, and the skipper has additionally had a wonderful 12 months off it – spearheading the Gamers Collectively marketing campaign that raised hundreds of thousands to assist the NHS through the coronavirus pandemic.
Nevertheless, the midfielder was narrowly crushed to the highest prize by System One driver Lewis Hamilton, who received a report seventh F1 championship this yr. Jockey Hollie Doyle accomplished the rostrum by coming in third place.
Earlier on within the night time, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford was recommended with a particular award for his unimaginable free faculty meals marketing campaign.
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