Four Liverpool players nominated along with Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling; Four Chelsea players on shortlist for Women’s Player of the Year
Last Updated: 04/09/20 12:16pm
Premier League winners Liverpool have had four players nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, with Trent Alexander-Arnold also included on the shortlist in the young player category.
Reds full-back Alexander-Arnold appears alongside Anfield team-mates Virgil van Dijk – last year’s recipient – Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane in the six-strong list of nominees for the main men’s prize.
They are joined on the shortlist by Manchester City duo Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.
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The Liverpool quartet have been rewarded for the roles they played in the club’s first title success in 30 years, finishing 18 points clear of second-placed City.
England international Alexander-Arnold, 21, and Van Dijk played in all 38 league games, while Henderson captained the side impressively and Mane scored 22 goals in all competitions.
De Bruyne enhanced his reputation with a series of stunning individual displays for City, while England star Sterling scored 35 goals for club and country.
Alexander-Arnold is joined on the Young Player of the Year list – nominees had to be 21 or under on July 1, 2019 – by Manchester United pair Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham and club-mate Mason Mount, and Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka.
Chelsea players dominate the candidates for the Women’s Player of the Year category with Beth England, Sophie Ingle, Guro Reiten and Ji So-Yun all included.
Holder Vivianne Miedema and her Arsenal team-mate Kim Little complete the list.
The Blues narrowly won the Women’s Super League title ahead of Manchester City on a points-per-game basis when last season was called to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Striker England scored 21 goals in all competitions playing ahead of midfielders Ingle, Reiten and Ji as the Blues claimed the title and the Continental League Cup.
Team-mate Erin Cuthbert finds herself surrounded by Manchester-based players in the Young Player of the Year category, alongside City’s Lauren Hemp, Chloe Kelly, Ellie Roebuck and Georgia Stanway and United’s Lauren James.
The winners will be announced on Tuesday.
Men’s PFA Players’ Player of the Year nominees
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Women’s PFA Players’ Player of the Year nominees
Beth England (Chelsea)
Sophie Ingle (Chelsea)
Kim Little (Arsenal)
Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal)
Guro Reiten (Chelsea)
Ji So-Yun (Chelsea)
Men’s PFA Young Player of the Year nominees
Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Mason Greenwood (Manchester United)
Mason Mount (Chelsea)
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
Women’s PFA Young Player of the Year nominees
Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea)
Lauren Hemp (Manchester City)
Lauren James (Manchester United)
Chloe Kelly (Manchester City formerly Everton)
Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)
Georgia Stanway (Manchester City)
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