Klopp, Van Dijk Win Premier League December Awards

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It was double delight for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp was named the Barclays Manager of the Month and Virgil van Dijk won the EA SPORTS Player of the Month award for December.
 
Klopp claimed the award for the second time after guiding his side to victory in all of their seven Premier League matches, with a league-high 22 goals scored and only three conceded.
 
The German won the award ahead of Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolverhampton) , Manuel Pellegrini (West Ham), Mauricio Pochettino (Spurs) and Maurizio Sarri (Chelsea).
 
Van Dijk claimed his award to become the first defender to be named Player of the Month since Jan Vertonghen in March 2013.
 
The former Southampton defender was chosen ahead of fellow nominees Felipe Anderson (West Ham), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Spurs), Marcus Rashford (Man United) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) and Son Heung-min (Spurs).
 
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