Trent Alexander-Arnold has been included in an all-English shortlist for the 2020-2021 PFA Young Player of the Year award.
The Liverpool right-back picked up the prize in the 2019-2020 campaign following the Reds’ Premier League title win but he faces strong competition to come out on top for a successive year.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has been included in an all-English shortlist for the 2020-2021 PFA Young Player of the Year award
Phil Foden (left) and Mason Mount (right) have also been nominated for the award
Foden managed nine goals and five assists in the league while Mount contributed six of each as Chelsea finished fourth.
Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka and Mason Greenwood make up the rest of the nominations.
Rice had an impressive season with West Ham, captaining the side on a number of occasions as they qualified for the Europa League.
Declan Rice has also been recognised following an impressive season with West Ham
Saka was a regular starter for Arsenal and played in a number of positions, contributing five goals and four assists across the season.
Manchester United forward Greenwood finished the campaign strongly with six goals in his last eight games, to give him a total of nine.
All six of the players made Gareth Southgate’s 33-man England squad ahead of the Euros, with Greenwood the only one to miss out on a place in the final 26 due to injury.
Bukayo Saka (left) and Mason Greenwood (right) make up the final two nominations
There were doubts over Alexander-Arnold’s inclusion with the defender having suffered a drop off in form at the start of the year.
But the full-back looked back to his best towards the end of the season, contributing four assists in his last nine games to help Liverpool qualify for the Champions League.
Liverpool were unbeaten in the league following the defender’s omission from Southgate’s England squad for the March World Cup qualifiers.