LFC Players' Awards 2017

Players' Awards

Follow our live blog throughout the night for updates, photos, videos and reaction from the 2017 LFC Players' Awards, held at Anfield.

Well, that's it from Anfield tonight...

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Click here for a summary of the ceremony which, of course, saw Sadio Mane take home the Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year awards.

Or, to relive the evening in photographs, click here.

Ben Woodburn reflects on winning the Academy Player of the Year gong...

The final few snaps of our award winners tonight, including Player of the Season Sadio Mane...

The evening concludes with a rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone by Laura Wright. Stay logged on to Liverpoolfc.com for all the reaction and more from Anfield from the 2017 Players' Awards.

Last but certainly not least, it's the Player of the Year award...

Sponsored by Standard Chartered and presented by Jordan Henderson, the winner is...

Sadio Mane!

It's a double for the Reds' No.19, who earlier scooped the Players' Player of the Year.

Next up is the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the Anfield icon who has played for Liverpool more than anyone else, Ian Callaghan.

And it goes to… the man crowned ‘Sir’ by the Kop, Roger Hunt!

Goal of the Season

Is it Mane at Arsenal? Henderson at Chelsea? Firmino at Stoke?

No, the winner of the Speed Medical Goal of the Season is Emre Can for his outrageous overhead kick against Watford!

"Thank you to everyone. Liverpool Football Club is part of my life," says Lucas, who will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his signing for the Reds on Thursday.

Special Recognition Award

This one is being presented by none other than the King, Kenny Dalglish.

And the winner is...

Lucas Leiva!

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On Facebook. Tune in by clicking here to see the final segement of the LFC Players' Awards.

Sadio Mane explains what it means to win the Players' Player of the Year award at this evening's event...

Trent Alexander-Arnold reflects on winning his Young Player of the Year award...

Members of the 1977 European Cup winning team collect their honour at this evening's awards.

Then a training session with Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana goes for £6,000, before two special tours of Melwood are auctioned for £3,500 apiece.

The first item, the dinner with Coutinho, Firmino and Lucas, has gone for £8,000, with Jürgen Klopp's wife Ulla outbid at the last minute!

A charity auction is currently taking place on stage, which will raise funds for the LFC Foundation. Some great items on offer here, including a signed bench jacket worn by Jürgen Klopp and a dinner with Lucas, Coutinho and Firmino.

Roy Evans pays tribute to the late Ronnie Moran.

Jeremy Barnes, head of All Saints School in Anfield, picks up the Bill Shankly Community Award.

Ben Woodburn accepts the Academy Player of the Season accolade.

Sophie Ingle accepts the Ladies Players' Player of the Season award...

Steven Gerrard with members of the 1977 European Cup winning team after he presented them with the Outstanding Team Achievement Award.

Another short break now for the awards ahead of the final segement, which you'll be able to watch live via our Facebook account.

And the winners are Liverpool's team of 1977 who, of course, won the European Cup for the first time in the club's history in Rome.

Gerrard - a man who knows a thing or two about lifting old big ears - hands the prize to members of the squad who brought the trophy home, including Phil Thompson, Phil Neal and David Fairclough.

Outstanding Team Achievement Award

Steven Gerrard's on stage to present this one...

Anfield legend Roy Evans is on stage discussing Ronnie Moran's impact while with the Reds and the lasting legacy he left at Liverpool Football Club.

The awards will take a moment to pause and remember the memory of the man known simply as Mr Liverpool, Ronnie Moran, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

The Bill Shankly Community Award...

Which is sponsored by the Know Hospitality Collection and presented by Billy Bygroves and Bill Shankly's granddaughter, Pauline, goes to...

Jeremy Barnes, head of All Saints School in Anfield

And this winner is... Sophie Ingle!

Now it's time for the Ladies Players' Player of the Season award, sponsored by Avon...

And the winner is...

Ben Woodburn!

We're ready for the next award...

Next up is the Academy Players’ Player of the Season prize, sponsored by Aspire Partners and presented by Joel Matip.

Ben Woodburn, Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster are in contention.

Liverpool's U9s are currently on the stage having signed their first-ever contracts with the club earlier today. They also starred in that video we published further down the blog with Philippe Coutinho and Georginio Wijnaldum.

Here's the LFC Players' Player of the Year for 2016-17 - Sadio Mane - accepting his award at Anfield...

Made up to have won this award! Thanks everyone for the support😁💪🔴
Well deserved Sadio - players' player of the season

The Players' Player of the Year...

The LFC disability support team collect their award with Jürgen Klopp...

The Cyprus Supporters' Club accept their award for Supporters' Club of the Year..

Here's a clip of Trent Alexander-Arnold accepting his Young Player of the Year accolade...

We're taking a short break before the awards re-start again shortly. Don't go anywhere.

And the winner is...

Sadio Mane!

The Reds' No.19 beats off competition from Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino, who finished second and third in the poll, to take the prize.

Players' Player of the Year

Jürgen Klopp will present this award, which is sponsored by B&M...

Staff Recognition Award

James Milner is on stage to present this next award, which goes to the Disability support team

And the winner is...

It's the Cyprus Supporters Club!

Supporters Club of the Season

Next up is the Supporters Club of the Season award, presented by Gini Wijnaldum and sponsored by Liverpool Gin...

Trent Alexander-Arnold poses with his Young Player of the Year trophy.

And the winner is...

The winner of the Young Player of the Season, sponsored by Vitality, is Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Young Player of the Season

First up, it's the Young Player of the Season award to be presented by Robbie Fowler and sponsored by Vitality.

Words from the boss

Jürgen Klopp's on stage. His assessment of his first full season in charge here at Anfield?

"I'm kind of OK with the season, but we've still got two very important games to play," says Jürgen.

A reminder...

Of the 12 prizes that are up for grabs tonight. The first award is scheduled to be handed out shortly...

  • Young Player of the Season
  • Supporters Club of the Season
  • Staff Recognition Award
  • First Team Players’ Player of the Season
  • Academy Players’ Player of the Season
  • Ladies Players’ Player of the Season
  • Bill Shankly Community Award
  • Outstanding Team Achievement Award
  • Special Recognition Award
  • Goal of the Season
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Player of the Season

Here's the King - Kenny Dalglish - arriving earlier this evening with his wife, Marina.

Steven Gerrard and Carol Farrell from Melwood's canteen staff on the red carpet earlier this evening...

So, we're underway!

The players are being introduced on stage as they take their seats inside Anfield's Carlsberg Dugout lounge.

It's almost time...

The room is filling up and the players are about to make their way in. Stay with us for all the news from Anfield.

Reds on the red carpet...

Boss

On the TV...

Don't forget, we'll be broadcasting a 2017 Players' Awards show on LFCTV tomorrow evening at 8pm BST. Click here for details on how to tune in.

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A few familiar faces arriving earlier...

The players have arrived...

The Liverpool first-team squad have arrived at Anfield ahead of this evening's Players' Awards. Photos and videos will follow shortly...

How to follow the Players' Awards tonight

So, stick with us in this live blog for all the updates, news and behind-the-scenes info as the night unfolds.

You can also watch clips and footage throughout the evening on LFCTV GO.

Elsewhere, our official Facebook account will be showing a segement of the show live later tonight, while we'll have exclusive content on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

Goal of the Season...

It's fair to say we weren't short of contenders for this particular prize! 

We came up with a shortlist of 10, which was whittled down to three by you, the fans, in a poll on Liverpoolfc.com.

Emre Can's wonder-strike at Watford was then granted automatic entry, meaning the four strikes below were put to an LFC panel to decide the overall winner...

Okay, okay...

...so we know it's not strictly Players' Awards related, but we can't start a live blog tonight without inviting you to watch this utterly brilliantly clip below, which features Philippe Coutinho and Georginio Wijnaldum taking on 30 - yes, THIRTY - of the club's under-nine players.

Enjoy.

What's up for grabs, then?

Here's a list of the 12 awards that will be handed out over the course of the evening...

  • Young Player of the Season
  • Supporters Club of the Season
  • Staff Recognition Award
  • First Team Players’ Player of the Season
  • Academy Players’ Player of the Season
  • Ladies Players’ Player of the Season
  • Bill Shankly Community Award
  • Outstanding Team Achievement Award
  • Special Recognition Award
  • Goal of the Season
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Player of the Season

Who do you fancy to pick them up?

Good evening and welcome

It's a lovely, summery evening here at Anfield and we're all set for a celebration of the achievements of 2016-17 at the LFC Players' Awards 2017.

Stay right here for all the best photos and exclusive interviews from the red carpet, as well as the contenders for each award and, of course, the names of the winners as soon as they're announced.