Player of the Year: Philippe Coutinho repeats clean sweep at Liverpool Players’ Awards

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Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho won four awards, including the club’s Player of the Year, at Liverpool’s yearly ceremony on Thursday night.

The Brazilian was named Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year, and was also handed the Performance of the Year and Goal of the Year awards.

Coutinho has so far scored 12 goals and laid on six assists in 42 appearances this season, including an emphatic, chipped effort in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Man United in the Europa League in March.

His standout performance came in November’s 4-1 win away to Man City, providing the Reds with their attacking spearhead alongside Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana.

Lallana and Firmino were both nominated for Performance of the Year, while Firmino, Emre Can and Nathaniel Clyne joined Coutinho in the nominees for Player and Player’s Player of the Year.

Can was named Young Player of the Year, beating Pedro Chirivella, Divock Origi and Brad Smith to the award.

Smith left the night with an award of his own, however, after being voted the Academy Players’ Player of the Year.

Martha Harris took home the Ladies’ Players’ Player of the Year Award, while Steve Heighway was recognised with the Lifetime Achievement Award, for his contribution as a player, as academy manager and now as a consultant at Kirkby.

Coutinho’s four awards are a repeat of his efforts in 2015, where he was also handed Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year, Performance of the Year and Goal of the Year.

The Brazilian continues his rise into key status under Jurgen Klopp, and Liverpool supporters can look forward to more to come from the Reds’ No. 10.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, May 12, 2016: Liverpool's manager J¸rgen Klopp arrives on the red carpet for the Liverpool FC Players' Awards Dinner 2016 at the Liverpool Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool Players’ Awards, 2016

Player of the Year: Philippe Coutinho
Players’ Player of the Year: Philippe Coutinho
Goal of the Year: Philippe Coutinho vs. Manchester United (March 17)
Performance of the Year: Philippe Coutinho vs. Manchester City (November 21)
Young Player of the Year: Emre Can
Academy Players’ Player of the Year: Brad Smith
Ladies Players’ Player of the Year: Martha Harris
Lifetime Achievement Award: Steve Heighway
Staff Recognition Award: Terry Forsyth
Bill Shankly Award: Marie Rooney
Supporters’ Club of the Year: Gauteng, South Africa

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