LONDON, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has won the League Managers Association (LMA) Manager of the Year Award, the LMA announced.
Rodgers was named the LMA Manager of the Year for the first time, earning the accolade in recognition of his excellent season in charge of Liverpool in the Premier League by finishing in 2nd place, recording 84 points from 38 games. This is the club's highest finish for five years.
Liverpool scored 101 goals in a campaign where they exceeded three figures in the league for only the second time in their history with the original record being set in the 1895/96 season. Only two other teams have scored more in the Barclays Premier League: Manchester City this season with 102, and Chelsea who scored 103 in 2009/10.
LMA Chairman, Howard Wilkinson, said: "There can be no greater tribute to a manager and his work than a tribute awarded by his match day foes and peers. This evening we applaud Brendan Rodgers as he receives that most valuable award.
"Liverpool Football Club's performances and results this season have provoked memories of some of those momentous years in the past when they had to contend with those two United' s, the first from Leeds, the second from Manchester.
"For Liverpool and Brendan, I'm sure we all hope this season marks the beginning of a new voyage and a new era."
The LMA Manager of the Year Award is voted for by all LMA members and goes to the manager who, in their opinion, has made the greatest use of the resources available to him in the current season.