Jordan Henderson among five Liverpool players in PFA team of the year

Jordan Henderson leads a five-strong Liverpool contingent in the Professional Footballers' Association's Premier League team of the year.

Captain Henderson steered the Reds to their first top-flight title in 30 years as boss Jurgen Klopp's men racked up a mammoth 99 points over the 2019/20 term – some 18 more than closest challengers Manchester City.

England midfielder Henderson scooped the Football Writers' Association's player of the year award, and has followed that up with inclusion in the all-star XI selected by his Premier League peers.

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Marauding full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson, talismanic centre-back Virgil Van Dijk and flying forward Sadio Mane complete the heavy Anfield influence on the team of the 2019/20 season.

There was no place, however, for either their goalkeeper Alisson, or striker Mo Salah.

Manchester City's Ederson claimed the golden glove award for the most clean sheets with 16, but Burnley's Nick Pope got the players' vote between the posts.

Pope pulled off a robust return of 15 clean sheets in a stellar campaign for Sean Dyche's side.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Liverpool fans celebrate outside The Kop stand at Anfield stadium during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Liverpool will be presented with the Premier League trophy in The Kop stand at Anfield this evening, after winning the famous league with a record seven games left to play. Fans had been urged to mark the occasion at home amid coronavirus concerns, after large crowds gathered in the city to celebrate when the title was confirmed on June 25. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: A detailed view of Premier League Winners medals ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: The Premier League Trophy is dressed in Liverpool Red Ribbons ready for the presentation ceremony ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool holds the Premier League Trophy aloft as the team celebrate winning the League during the presentation ceremony of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: (THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Liverpool team sing Youll Never Walk Alone with the Premier League Trophy between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: (THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Mohamed Salah of Liverpool of Liverpool and Dejan Lovren of Liverpool and Xherdan Shaqiri of Liverpool with the Premier League Trophy match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: (THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Adam Lallana of Liverpool with the Premiership Trophy the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: (THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) James Milner of Liverpool with the Premiership Trophy the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Liverpool fans celebrate outside The Kop stand at Anfield stadium during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Liverpool will be presented with the Premier League trophy in The Kop stand at Anfield this evening, after winning the famous league with a record seven games left to play. Fans had been urged to mark the occasion at home amid coronavirus concerns, after large crowds gathered in the city to celebrate when the title was confirmed on June 25. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
LLIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Liverpool fans celebrate outside Anfield stadium as Liverpool lift the Premier League trophy after their match against Chelsea on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Liverpool were presented with the Premier League trophy in The Kop stand at Anfield this evening, after winning the famous league with a record seven games left to play. Fans had been urged to mark the occasion at home amid coronavirus concerns, after large crowds gathered in the city to celebrate when the title was confirmed on June 25 (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: (THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: (THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: (THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: (THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Liverpool Champions of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) General view of Liverpool lifting the Premier League trophy at the end of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool and his back room staff with the Premier league trophy at the end of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Liverpool celebrate and Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool with the Premier league trophy at the end of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
(L-R) Liverpool's English defender Joe Gomez, Liverpool's Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and Liverpool's Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk pose with the Premier League trophy during the presentation following the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on July 22, 2020. - Liverpool on Wednesday lifted the Premier League trophy at the famous Kop stand at Anfield after their final home game of the season. With no fans able to attend due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Liverpool said the idea for the trophy lift was to honour the club's fans, but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp urged fans to respect social distancing measures, after thousands gathered around the club's stadium and in the city centre following their coronation as champions last month. (Photo by PHIL NOBLE / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by PHIL NOBLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: (THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Liverpool Champions of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp enjoys the post-match celebrations as the team receive the Premier League trophy after the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/PA Images via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Fans are seen with smoke flares in Liverpool City Centre following the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) and Liverpool's English midfielder Adam Lallana (R) pose with the Premier League trophy during the presentation following the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on July 22, 2020. - Liverpool on Wednesday lifted the Premier League trophy at the famous Kop stand at Anfield after their final home game of the season. With no fans able to attend due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Liverpool said the idea for the trophy lift was to honour the club's fans, but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp urged fans to respect social distancing measures, after thousands gathered around the club's stadium and in the city centre following their coronation as champions last month. (Photo by PHIL NOBLE / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by PHIL NOBLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jordan Henderson captain of Liverpool lifting the Premier League trophy with the rest of the Liverpool team at the end of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Liverpool fans celebrate outside Anfield stadium in front of fireworks from inside the stadium as Liverpool lift the Premier League trophy after their match against Chelsea on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Liverpool were presented with the Premier League trophy in The Kop stand at Anfield this evening, after winning the famous league with a record seven games left to play. Fans had been urged to mark the occasion at home amid coronavirus concerns, after large crowds gathered in the city to celebrate when the title was confirmed on June 25. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Liverpool fans with flares following their trophy presentation at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Liverpool fans celebrate outside Anfield stadium as their team are presented with the Premier League trophy following their Premier League match against Chelsea, on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Liverpool were presented with the Premier League trophy in The Kop stand at Anfield this evening, after winning the famous league with a record seven games left to play. Fans had been urged to mark the occasion at home amid coronavirus concerns, after large crowds gathered in the city to celebrate when the title was confirmed on June 25. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Dejan Lovren and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrate with The Premier League trophy following the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Phil Noble/Pool via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: (THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Liverpool Champions during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: A detailed view of the trophy in confetti following the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) celebrates during the Premier League trophy presentation following the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on July 22, 2020. - Liverpool on Wednesday lifted the Premier League trophy at the famous Kop stand at Anfield after their final home game of the season. With no fans able to attend due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Liverpool said the idea for the trophy lift was to honour the club's fans, but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp urged fans to respect social distancing measures, after thousands gathered around the club's stadium and in the city centre following their coronation as champions last month. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates with the Premier League trophy after the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. (Photo by Phil Noble/PA Images via Getty Images)
Fireworks illuminate Anfield stadium as the Liverpool football team are presented with the Premier League trophy inside Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on July 22, 2020 after Liverpool's final home English Premier League football match of the season against Chelsea. - Liverpool on Wednesday lifted the Premier League trophy at the famous Kop stand at Anfield after their final home game of the season. With no fans able to attend due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Liverpool said the idea for the trophy lift was to honour the club's fans, but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp urged fans to respect social distancing measures, after thousands gathered around the club's stadium and in the city centre following their coronation as champions last month. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates with The Premier League trophy following the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) The Liverpool players celebrate during the Premier League Trophy lift after the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Liverpool players celebrate with the Premier League trophy after the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/PA Images via Getty Images)
Fireworks are set off at Anfield Stadium as they lift the Premier League Trophy. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
Liverpool fans celebrate outside Anfield as fireworks are set off as the players receive the Premier League trophy inside the ground. (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Liverpool players celebrate with Premier League Winner's medals following the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Phil Noble/Pool via Getty Images)
Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold on the stage before the trophy presentation during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. (Photo by Phil Noble/PA Images via Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp recieves his medal next to the Premier League trophy during the presentation following the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on July 22, 2020. - Liverpool on Wednesday lifted the Premier League trophy at the famous Kop stand at Anfield after their final home game of the season. With no fans able to attend due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Liverpool said the idea for the trophy lift was to honour the club's fans, but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp urged fans to respect social distancing measures, after thousands gathered around the club's stadium and in the city centre following their coronation as champions last month. (Photo by PHIL NOBLE / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by PHIL NOBLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncu's fine form in helping the Foxes to a fifth-place finish saw him win a place in the XI's back four, with Manchester City duo David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne slotting into midfield alongside Henderson.

Jamie Vardy scooped the Premier League golden boot with 23 goals, and the Leicester forward was duly voted into a three-man forward line.

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completes the striking department having registered 22 league goals for the Gunners.

Southampton's Danny Ings can count himself unfortunate to have missed out, having matched Aubameyang's league haul in an impressive season.

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Chelsea boast six players in the select XI from the Women's Super League – the most from any one club in any of the PFA divisional teams of the season.

Emma Hayes' side completed the WSL and League Cup double, and have duly received major respect from their peers.

Goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger is selected behind three Blues defenders – Maren Mjelde, Millie Bright and Magdalena Eriksson – with Ji So-yun and Beth England also in the line-up.

Arsenal have Leah Williamson, Kim Little and Vivianne Miedema in the XI, while Manchester City's Caroline Weir and Chloe Kelly made up the selection.

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Championship winners Leeds earned four representatives, with midfielder Kalvin Phillips joining defensive trio Luke Ayling, Ben White and Liam Cooper.

Brentford's attacking duo Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma make the cut, with Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic completing the strike force.

Coventry's triumph in League One saw Mark Robbins' side receive four selections, in goalkeeper Marko Marosi, defender Fankaty Dabo, midfielder Liam Walsh and striker Matt Godden.

Alex Palmer, Antoni Sarcevic and Danny Mayor were all voted into the League Two team of the year for their exploits with Plymouth.

Swindon duo Eoin Doyle and Jerry Yates won through up front, while Charlie Goode and Nicky Adams made the cut from Northampton.

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Premier League team of the year: Nick Pope (Burnley), Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk (both Liverpool), Caglar Soyuncu (Leicester), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), David Silva (Manchester City), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Sadio Mane (Liverpool).

Women's Super League team of the year: Ann-Katrin Berger, Maren Mjelde (both Chelsea), Leah Williamson (Arsenal), Millie Bright, Magdalena Eriksson (both Chelsea), Caroline Weir (Man City), Kim Little (Arsenal), Ji So-yun, Beth England (both Chelsea), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal), Chloe Kelly (Man City).

Championship team of the year: Brice Samba (Nottingham Forest), Luke Ayling, Ben White, Liam Cooper (all Leeds), Joe Bryan (Fulham), Eberechi Eze (QPR), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds), Romaine Sawyers (West Brom), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham), Ollie Watkins, Said Benrahma (both Brentford).

League One team of the year: Marko Marosi, Fankaty Dabo (both Coventry), Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham), Robert Dickie (Oxford), Joe Jacobsen (Wycombe), Cameron Brannagan (Oxford), Liam Walsh (Coventry), Matt Crooks (Rotherham), Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool), Ivan Toney (Peterborough), Matt Godden (Coventry).

League Two team of the year: Alex Palmer (Plymouth), Perry Ng (Crewe), Ben Tozer (Cheltenham), Charlie Goode (Northampton), Randell Williams (Exeter), Antoni Sarcevic, Danny Mayor (both Plymouth), Nicky Adams (Northampton), Charlie Kirk (Crewe), Eoin Doyle, Jerry Yates (both Swindon).

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