Premier League manager and player of the month nominees for December revealed
Felipe Anderson, Eden Hazard, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Mohamed Salah, Heung-Min Son and Virgil van Dijk nominated for Player of the Month
Last Updated: 04/01/19 1:43pm
Jurgen Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino, Maurizio Sarri, Manuel Pellegrini and Nuno Espirito Santo have been nominated for December's Manager of the Month award.
Liverpool boasted a perfect record of seven wins from seven matches during the month of December to ensure Klopp's side began 2019 top of the Premier League.
After losing in the north London derby against Arsenal at the beginning of the month, Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham won five games on the bounce in December, scoring 20 goals in the process.
Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea also won five games in December, including a 2-1 victory over Manchester City, which was the champions' first league defeat of the season.
West Ham also reeled off five victories last month, with Manuel Pellegrini leading the Hammers to their best December points haul in a Premier League season.
Nuno Espirito Santo completes the shortlist after Wolves recorded five wins in December, including come-from-behind victories against Chelsea and Tottenham.
Votes from the general public will be combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the winner, which will be announced on Friday January 11.
Meanwhile, Eden Hazard, Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane feature on a seven-player shortlist for the Player of the Month award for December.
They are joined by Heung-Min Son, who scored a league-high six goals last month for Tottenham, Felipe Anderson - nominated for a second successive month - and Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk.