The monthly Premier League Awards for the ongoing 2021/2022 season has been released, with Englishman Trent Alexander-Arnold winning the Player of the Month prize for November while Spaniard Pep Guardiola emerged Premier League Manager for the month of November.
We start with the big one where Liverpool and England right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold beat all comers to the monthly award. The 23 year-old shone brightly during the past month by producing a goal, four assists and two clean sheets across three matches in the league.
He began the month by scoring a delightful free-kick and notching up an assist in Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat at West Ham United and provided two more assists and a clean sheet as The Reds thumped Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield. He then wrapped up the month by providing another assist as Liverpool destroyed Southampton 4-0.
It is the second time that Trent Alexander-Arnold will be winning the monthly award and the first since December 2019. Also, it is the second consecutive month that a Liverpool player will be claiming the award, after Egyptian Mo Salah took the honours in the month of October.
The 50 year-old who currently manages defending champions Manchester City, scooped the Award after The Cityzens won all three of their Premier League fixtures for the month of November. City began the month by overcoming neighbours and fierce rivals Manchester United 2-0 in the Manchester Derby at Old Trafford, then they saw off Everton 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium before accounting for West Ham United 2-1 also at home. Those results coupled with their displays in the month of December has seen City go top of the Premier League, one point ahead of second-placed Liverpool.
Guardiola has now won 10 Manager of the Month Awards since his arrival in England. He is joint-third on the all-time list with David Moyes of West Ham United. Only Sir Alex Ferguson (27)and Arsene Wenger (15) have won the Award more times than the Spaniard.
In the Goal of the Month category, Manchester City midfielder Rodri claimed the gong following his long-range effort from 25 yards in the 3-0 victory against Everton at the Etihad Stadium. It is the first time that Rodri will be winning the award and the first Manchester City player to claim the prize since Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne last did so in July 2020.