Virgil van Dijk and Jurgen Klopp win Premier League December awards

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and defender Virgil van Dijk have both won Premier League awards for December. Klopp has landed the Premier League’s Manager of the Month award after guiding Liverpool to seven wins from seven matches in December, ensuring the Reds started 2019 top of the table. Liverpool earned victories over city rivals Everton and Burnley in the first week of December, following that up with wins against Bournemouth, Manchester United, Wolves, Newcastle and Arsenal. “It’s nice, the icing on the cake,” said Klopp upon receiving his award. “It…

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Dejan Lovren handed one match international ban

Dejan Lovren has been banned for one international match over comments he made on social media about opponents Spain following his side’s 3-2 Nations League win in November. Lovren posted a video on Instagram where he appeared to brag about elbowing Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos and made insulting comments about the Spain team following the game on March 15. He also told reporters after the match that Spain were “rude on the pitch” and bad losers. Uefa said that Lovren had fallen foul of a clause in its disciplinary…

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