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Sergio Aguero, Jurgen Klopp Named EPL Player, Manager of the Month for January

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistFebruary 7, 2020

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 02, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)
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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp both set new records as they were named the Premier League's Player and Manager of the Month for January, respectively.

Aguero has won the award seven times, more than any other player in Premier League history:

Manchester City @ManCity

SEVEN SERGIO! @aguerosergiokun has won a record seven @premierleague Player of the Month awards! 🏆 October 2013 🏆 November 2014 🏆 January 2016 🏆 April 2016 🏆 January 2018 🏆 February 2019 🏆 January 2020 The King! 🔵 #ManCity https://t.co/4e0fLUqsc2

Klopp, meanwhile, has claimed five of the six manager awards available in 2019-20, also a record:

Liverpool FC @LFC

😍 BOSS 😍 Jürgen Klopp has been named as the @premierleague's Manager of the Month for January - setting a new record for most wins (5) in a single season! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/orzj152nMo

The Premier League announced the winners on Friday:

Premier League @premierleague

Six goals ✅ Two record-breaking landmarks ✅ 🔵 @aguerosergiokun is the @EASPORTSFIFA Player of the Month for January 🎉 #PLAwards https://t.co/Wjtw2WMHhA

Premier League @premierleague

5️⃣ wins in January to continue Liverpool's unbeaten run 🔴 Jurgen Klopp is the @BarclaysFooty Manager of the Month for January #PLAwards https://t.co/NAQuMup4Mg

Aguero, 31, played in three of City's four Premier League games in January. He sat out the New Year's Day victory over Everton, but he returned to score a record-breaking hat-trick against Aston Villa:

FIFA.com @FIFAcom

What a day for Sergio Aguero! 🇦🇷 🎩 A 12th hat-trick, eclipsing @alanshearer's record ⚽️ Up to 177 goals, now joint-fourth all-time & first among foreign-born players @premierleague royalty 👑 https://t.co/u0GN4IPMD9

The Argentinian then netted both goals for City as the champions were held to a 2-2 draw by Crystal Palace, and he scored his sixth goal of the month in a 1-0 win at Sheffield United to move to 16 for the season.

Aguero needs just four more to reach the 20-goal mark in a Premier League season for the seventh time in his career. Only Alan Shearer has achieved that feat previously.

Klopp, meanwhile, continues to oversee record after record, and his champions-elect registered another perfect month in January. Liverpool kicked off 2020 with a 2-0 win over Sheffield United before winning 1-0 away at Tottenham Hotspur and beating Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield.

They finally conceded a goal in the new year against Wolverhampton Wanderers, but Roberto Firmino netted an 84th-minute winner at Molineux.

West Ham United became the Reds' final victims of January when they were beaten 2-0 at home, which moved Liverpool to a quite staggering 70 points:

Squawka News @SquawkaNews

West Ham 0-2 Liverpool FT: ⚽️ Salah ⚽️ Oxlade-Chamberlain 70 points. 19 points clear. https://t.co/rZXanwwDkg

Last season Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League table with 70 points, as did Chelsea the season before. In 2015-16, it was enough for Tottenham Hotspur to finish third.

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