Trent Alexander-Arnold wins Premier League young player of the season award

Liverpool defender broke his own record for assists

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Trent Alexander-Arnold was named Premier League young player of the season for 2019/20 on Friday.

He claimed the award after playing an important role in Liverpool's league win.

Alexander-Arnold, who was also nominated for the league's Player of the Season honour, broke his own record for assists by a defender in a single season with 13.

He emerged victorious from an eight-man shortlist that included Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount (Chelsea) and Dean Henderson (Sheffield United).

The 21-year-old produced 13 assists in 2019/20 and also netted four goals to help Jurgen Klopp's Reds become champions with a club-record points haul of 99.

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