Guardiola, Klopp battle for January Premier League Manager of the Month award

Guardiola, Klopp, and Smith nominated for January Premier Manager of the Month

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp both won two games and drawn one in January

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will go head-to-head with his Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola for the Premier Manager of the Month award for January.

Klopp led Liverpool to an undefeated month with two league victories against Brentford (H) and Crystal Palace (A) and a draw with Chelsea away at Stamford Bridge.

Guardiola posted similar results in January, starting the year with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal at Emirates Stadium and another 1-0 victory at Etihad Stadium over Chelsea before drawing 1-1 with Southampton at St. Mary's Stadium on January 22.

Other nominees for the monthly award are Wolverhampton Wanderers Bruno Lage and Norwich City's Dean Smith.

Smith masterminded two victories against Everton (2-1) and Watford (3-0) to lift the Canaries out of the relegation places into 17th place.

January Manager of the Month Award Full nominees:

Jurgen Klopp - Liverpool

Pep Guardiola - Manchester City

Bruno Lage - Watford

Dean Smith - Norwich City

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