Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Sadio Mane named Manager and Player of the Month for March

Jurgen Klopp encourages his Liverpool team during the match with Tottenham
Image: Jurgen Klopp on the touchline during the Reds' 2-1 victory against Tottenham

Jurgen Klopp has been awarded Premier League Manager of the Month, with Sadio Mane winning the March award for the league's best player.

League leaders Liverpool accumulated ten points from a possible 12 in March, keeping them two points clear of Manchester City, who have a game in hand.

Klopp led his Premier League title-challengers to three consecutive wins against Burnley, Fulham and Tottenham after a 0-0 draw against Everton in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park earlier in the month.

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Mane has scored three goals in that period and registered one assist against Fulham, with the Senegalese forward beating team-mate Andy Robertson to the March award.

Everton's Seamus Coleman, Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva, Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy and Southampton's James Ward-Prowse were the other nominees.

Sadio Mane has been in fine form for Liverpool
Image: Sadio Mane has been in fine form for Liverpool

Klopp's side scored eight goals in four games, in a month which also saw a 3-1 triumph over Bayern Munich away at the Allianz Arena in the Champions League Last 16.

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His title rival at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, was also up for the monthly award, along with Ralph Hasenhuttl, Brendan Rodgers and Marco Silva.

Klopp previously won the award in December.

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates victory with Mohamed Salah of Liverpool after the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on February 9, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Image: Klopp celebrates with Mohamed Salah

Liverpool are currently top of the Premier League table, two points ahead of Manchester City who have a game in hand.

Klopp's side face another crucial test in the race for the title when they come up against Chelsea at Anfield on Super Sunday, which you can watch live on Sky Sports Premier League from 4:30pm.

Anthony Knockaert celebrates after his 20-yard curler restores Brighton's lead
Image: Anthony Knockaert celebrates his goal against Crystal Palace

The league leaders will take confidence going into the clash, after goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino gave them a 2-0 victory against Porto in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, Brighton's Anthony Knockaert has won the goal of the month award for his curling effort against Crystal Palace on March 9.

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