Jürgen Klopp has backed Brighton & Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton for the Premier League's February Manager of the Month prize.

Klopp was shortlisted for the award on Friday alongside Hughton, plus Watford’s Javi Gracia, Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town coach David Wagner.

Asked at his pre-match press conference which fellow manager would get his vote, the German replied: “Good luck [to all]! There’s no battle between us.

“I got it once. I think Dave got it as well. If Chris didn’t have it so far I would go for him. What they are doing in the moment is really good and I like the story they write there. My favourite is Chris this month.”