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Jurgen Klopp named Premier League Manager of the Season after Liverpool’s quadruple bid

Jurgen Klopp has been named Premier League Manager of the Season after Liverpool’s stunning campaign.

The Reds have already won the FA Cup and Carabao Cup this season, and have a Champions League final to look forward to on Saturday when they face Real Madrid in Paris.

An historic quadruple will still on the cards until the very final day of the Premier League season, when Manchester City scored three goals in a five-minute spell against Aston Villa to retain the title in dramatic fashion.

The Liverpool boss paid tribute to his coaching staff as he received the award and insisted his players have already moved on from their league disappointment.

“It is a great honour and it was an insane season,” Klopp said.

“The last matchday when only two games were meaningless and in the rest, we all played for absolutely everything.

“It was not the best outcome for us, but we are already over it.

“When you win a prize like this you are either a genius or you have the best coaching staff in the world - and I am here with all of my coaching staff, they know how much I appreciate them.”

Klopp also picked up the League Managers Association award too, which was presented by Sir Alex Ferguson. The Manchester United legend joked it was “absolute agony” to hand over the award and celebrate Liverpool’s success.

The Sir Alex Ferguson Trophy is voted for by managers across the divisions but Klopp was keen to direct attention away from himself and onto the Liverpool players and his coaching team.

“This being voted for by my colleagues is obviously most important prize you can get,” Klopp said.

“I don’t believe in individual prizes in football generally, it is a team sport and I would be nothing without these boys there.

“It is all about what we can do together and what we did together.”