Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp named top men’s coach at the Best FIFA awards


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been named the top men’s coach at the Best FIFA awards, with Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski claiming best men’s player.

There was more success for Liverpool as four of Klopp’s players were named in the men’s team of the year alongside Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

Manchester City and England defender Lucy Bronze was named the women’s player of the year. Bronze won a third successive Champions League title with Lyon in August, before returning to City later in the summer.

Meanwhile Spurs forward Son Heung-Min won the goal of the year award for his stunning solo effort against Burnley last December.

Klopp won the prize for a second successive season after beating off competition from Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa and Bayern Munich’s Hansi Flick, who were the other finalists for the award.

Liverpool followed up their 2018-2019 Champions League triumph by winning the 2019-20 Premier League as the Reds ended a 30-year wait to win the top-flight title.

Klopp gave credit to his coaching team, saying: “I have to thank these boys. What we did in the last few years was really special.”

On the Premier League title, the German added: “I had no idea how it would feel and it felt absolutely overwhelming.”