Klopp Wins EPL Manager of the Month, Aubameyang Bags Player’s Award


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named the Premier League’s Player of the Month for September after scoring five goals in four matches while Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has been named the Premier League’s Manager of the Month for the second month in a row after Liverpool maintained their winning start to the season in September.

The Arsenal striker topped an eight-man shortlist after a vote by the public, as well as by the 20 club captains and a panel of football experts.

Aubameyang’s goals during September were worth five points to Arsenal – he scored twice in their 2-2 draw at Watford, the equalisers in draws with Tottenham and Manchester United and the late winner with a free-kick against Aston Villa.

The 30-year-old – who was the joint Golden Boot winner last season – now has seven goals for the campaign, which puts him behind only Tammy Abraham and Sergio Aguero in the scorers’ charts.

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It is the second time Aubameyang has been named the Premier League’s Player of the Month – the first came almost exactly a year ago, in October 2018.

Klopp, the Liverpool manager, who won the accolade for August, guided his team to victories at home against Newcastle and away at Chelsea and Sheffield United last month, which took the club’s winning league run to 16 matches.

Klopp topped a four-man shortlist after votes from the public were combined with those of a panel of experts, beating Eddie Howe, Frank Lampard and Brendan Rodgers.

The 52-year-old German saw Liverpool extend their sequence of wins in the Premier League to 17 against Leicester last weekend as they moved eight points clear at the top of the table after last season’s champions Manchester City lost against Wolves.

It is the fifth time Klopp has been named Premier League Manager of the Month, having taken the award in September 2016, December 2018 and March 2019 before receiving the August 2019 accolade.

Liverpool visit Manchester United at Old Trafford after the international break on Sunday, October 20.

Samson Oyedeyi

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