The Last Defender To Win A Premier League 'Player Of The Month' Award

Virgil van Dijk became the first defender to win a Premier League 'Player of the Month' award for nearly six years, but can you name the last defender to win the prize?

Nemanja Vidic? Nope. John Terry? Guess again.

The last defender to be named Premier League 'Player of the Month' is... none other than... Jan Vertonghen.

The Belgium international was crowned POTM back in March 2013 for his heroics in a Tottenham shirt.

van Dijk stops the rot for defenders by scooping the coveted individual prize following his superb performances in December.

Liverpool's imperious Dutchman has been a rock at the back. Keeping clean sheets and even creating as well as scoring goals.

He bagged his first league goal for the club against Wolverhampton Wanderers, not to mention 'creating' Divock Origi's last minute winner against Merseyside rivals Everton.

His side won all seven matches in December as they mount a serious bid to win the Premier League title.

It's not the only award Liverpool are celebrating as Jurgen Klopp has been named the 'Manager of the Month' for December.

Meanwhile, Liverpool will be looking to bounce back following their first league defeat of the season to Manchester City.

They resume their league venture at Brighton on Saturday.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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