Pep Guardiola irritated about Henderson winning the footballer of the year award ahead of Kevin De Bruyne.
Few hours ago, The Liverpool captain, Henderson was voted to win the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Footballer of the Year award for the 2019/20 season.
The English midfielder saw off stiff competition from Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and then United’s Marcus Rashford, as well as team-mates Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane, to claim the honor.
City manager, Pep Guardiola is snarky about the award going to Liverpool player(s), saying it’s “always for Liverpool”Embed from Getty Images
The manager, stated that he doesn’t expect one of his own players to be named as the PFA Player of the Year this season, since a Liverpool player won it the year they swept the whole domestic trophies.
Guardiola told BBC: “..[it] will be won by a Liverpool player, When we won the Premier Leagues, it was won by a Liverpool player. When they win the Premier League, I’m pretty sure they are going to win the player of the season, this award is always for Liverpool.”
In the last two seasons when it has been City who won the league, it was still Liverpool players who won the award which was voted for by their fellow professionals and writers.Embed from Getty Images
Virgil van Dijk won it last season when the Reds narrowly missed out to City by a point in the league, and Mohamed Salah pipped De Bruyne to the award after his stellar 2017/18 campaign in which he scored 44 goals in all competitions.
After the announcement was made, writers and fans took to twitter to slam the idea of Henderson winning the award, saying that Kevin De Bruyne well deserved it more than Henderson., having more than 33 goal involvements in the premier league so far this season.
- Source: BBC
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