Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been named the Barclays Manager of the Month for May.
The German receives the award after steering Liverpool to five wins out of five to secure Champions League football for next season.
The Reds beat Southampton, Manchester United, West Bromwich Albion, Burnley and Crystal Palace in their final five Premier League games of the 2020/21 season.
Klopp fought off competition from Mikel Arteta, Marcelo Bielsa and David Moyes to win the prize.
It is the ninth time that he has been named Premier League Manager of the Month since he joined the Reds in 2015.
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Klopp wins Manager of the Month at a crucial time
It would have been a major surprise if Klopp went the whole season without winning the Manager of the Month award.
Of course, it was far from the season that anybody expected for Liverpool.
But the Reds were superb in May. When the pressure was on, they delivered.
The win against Southampton set them on the right track. Nerves were high until Thiago sealed the 2-0 win in the 90th minute.
The game against Manchester United was make or break for Liverpool’s season. Yet Klopp managed them to a comprehensive 4-2 win at Old Trafford.
All Liverpool had to do on the final day was beat Crystal Palace and they would secure a top-four finish. Sadio Mane stepped up and scored a brace to make what looked like a disastrous much sweeter.
Yet none of it would have been possible without Jurgen Klopp – the final Premier League Manager of the Month for 2020/21.