Klopp wins coaching award and makes special announcement

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Alisson played every minute of his club's triumphant 2018-19 Champions League campaign and was also an ever-present during a Premier League season in which Liverpool amassed a club-record total of 97 points.

In the last few years, the economic growth of the Premier League has also meant the 'stealing' of great talent from La Liga.

And the Liverpool boss, 52, took to the stage after he scooped the award ahead of the Manchester City head coach and Tottenham Hotspur manager.

His magnum opus, though, came with a run to the Champions League final that - despite ending in defeat to Liverpool - featured that unforgettable comeback against Ajax.

There's a full break-down of how players and managers voted here. Irish boss Mick McCarthy opted for a 1-2-3 of Van Dijk, Frankie De Jong, and Harry Kane.

The women's player award went to United States forward Megan Rapinoe, who was joint-top scorer and won the Golden Ball for best player at the World Cup.


Didier Deschamps won the award past year after France triumphed at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Rapinoe picked up the Golden Ball and Golden Boot at the tournament - scoring in a tight round of 16 game against Spain, against the hosts France in the quarter-final and in the final victory itself.

Well, what's done is done, and Klopp is FIFA's favourite coach.

Ellis will end her tenure as the USWNT Manager in October, having become the only coach to lift the Women's World Cup Trophy twice.

Last season, in a home clash with Aston Villa, Bielsa instructed his players to allow the visitors to score an equaliser against them unopposed.

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