Trent Alexander-Arnold has been voted April's Standard Chartered Player of the Month by supporters.

The defender saw off competition from Mohamed Salah, who came a close second, and Thiago Alcantara to pick up the prize for the first time this season following a poll on

Alexander-Arnold's highlight of the month came against Aston Villa, when he swept in a stoppage-time winner at Anfield to clinch a 2-1 victory for the Reds.

The No.66 also contributed assists against Arsenal and Leeds United away from home.

Video: Trent Alexander-Arnold collects Standard Chartered POTM award

He was presented with the trophy at the AXA Training Centre earlier today and said: "I'm very pleased.

"Obviously it's always an honour to receive this award, to be voted for. It's always an honour to receive it and hopefully we'll be able to push on for the last month of the season now. 

"I think I've had two assists and obviously a goal as well – normally it's probably a free-kick or somewhere on my side. So to be on the other side of the pitch and to score a goal like that in the fashion it was, it was a special moment. It was good to be able to get the three points in that game. 

"It's been a decent month, we've had decent results. It could've been better but in the grand scheme of things it's been decent."

Describing his heroics versus Villa, the 22-year-old added: "I didn't realise it was that late on in the game. As I've been celebrating, I've looked up to the clock and saw it was so late. 

"It was good to be able to do that and it was an important three points for us. We were able to get the three points and try to build from that. Like I said, the results have been fairly good this month."

Standard Chartered Player of the Month 2020-21

April: Trent Alexander-Arnold
March: Nathaniel Phillips
February: Mohamed Salah
January: Mohamed Salah
December: Mohamed Salah
November: Diogo Jota
October: Diogo Jota
September: Sadio Mane