It was an excellent season for our No. 66, who broke his assist record for the English top flight with 13 in 38 games, also scoring four goals on the way to the title.
As a marker of his performances and his growing reputation as a world-class right-back, the 21-year-old has been nominated for both of the Premier League‘s top individual prizes.
Alexander-Arnold’s rivals for the Young Player of the Season prize are Jack Grealish, Mason Greenwood, Dean Henderson, Anthony Martial, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Marcus Rashford.
The parameters for the youth prize are if the player was aged 23 or under at the start of the season—which is why 24-year-olds Grealish and Martial can still be eligible.
The right-back could be considered a front-runner for both awards, given his influence on Liverpool’s record-breaking champions season.
Van Dijk won the Player of the Season prize in 2018/19, with Salah picking it up in 2017/18; the previous winners while at Liverpool were Michael Owen (1997/98) and Luis Suarez (2013/14).
This is the first time a Young Player of the Season prize will be awarded, with Alexander-Arnold in line to be its inaugural winner.
Klopp has already been awarded the League Managers’ Association Manager of the Year, while Henderson was voted the Footballer Writers’ Association Player of the Year.