Liverpool Football Club and its players were awarded five prizes at the 2018 Northwest Football Awards on Monday night.
The event was held in Manchester on Monday night, and a number of Liverpool players were honoured for demonstrating “footballing excellence” in the 2017-18 season.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was awarded the Rising Star of the Year, while Mohamed Salah unsurprisingly took home the Player of the Year award after scoring 44 goals during his debut season for the club. Liverpool FC Women’s Niamh Charles was crowned Women’s Rising Star of the Year.
“To be voted by the fans as Rising Star of the Year is really humbling. It was an incredible season – I’m really looking forward to what this year’s campaign brings,” Alexander-Arnold said of his award.
Niamh Charles had an excellent season, winning bronze at the U20 World Cup for England after signing her first professional contract with Liverpool FC Women.
“I’m absolutely delighted to win this award,” she said. “I enjoyed a really good season with both club and country – hopefully I can improve even more this season. I would also like to thank the fans for their unwavering support.”
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was awarded Goal of the Season for his strike against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final first leg.
“I just want to say a big thank-you to everyone who voted for me for Goal of the Season,” Oxlade-Chamberlain responded.
“It was definitely one of the highlights of my career to be able to score in a quarter-final of the Champions League with quite a special goal.”
Liverpool FC also won the Best Club Marketing, Sponsorship or Engagement Campaign trophy for the ‘Kop Kids presented by Joie Baby – Mo Salah prank’, in which Salah surprised 20 local schoolchildren at Anfield – the clip has gone on to achieve massive online success, becoming the most-watching video ever on the Liverpool FC Facebook page.
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