Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has been shortlisted for the FIFA coach of the year award for 2016.

The German, who took the reins at Anfield in October 2015, led the Reds to the finals of both the League Cup and the Europa League during his opening seven months in charge.

So far this season, Klopp’s team have won seven of their 10 Premier League fixtures to be alongside fellow pace-setters Arsenal and Manchester City in the standings.

Three successive wins in the EFL Cup have also moved Liverpool into the competition’s quarter-finals again, where they will host Leeds United at Anfield.

The nine other contenders nominated for the honour are Chris Coleman, Didier Deschamps, Pep Guardiola, Luis Enrique, Mauricio Pochettino, Claudio Ranieri, Fernando Santos, Diego Simeone and Zinedine Zidane.

A combined voting system will decide the winner, encompassing the choices of captains and coaches of national teams around the world, a public ballot and submissions from more than 200 media representatives.

The shortlist will be whittled down to three on December 2 and the award presented on January 9.

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