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Liverpool trio score Premier League awards for March

Anfield trio bag Premier League's monthly player and manager awards.

Liverpool trio Brendan Rodgers, Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez have bagged the Premier League's monthly awards for March.

Rodgers was named Manager of the Month for a second time this season after masterminding the Anfield club to five consecutive wins that have fired them into the title race and put them two points clear at the table's summit.

Victories over Manchester United, Southampton, Sunderland, Tottenham and a 6-3 thriller at Cardiff City saw the Reds boss beat off competition from Everton's Roberto Martinez, Manchester City chief Manuel Pellegrini and Stoke City's Mark Hughes for the award.

Two Liverpool players also scooped the Player of the Month award as Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard shared the award for their part in a prolific month for the Merseyside outfit.

Gerrard's two penalties during last weekend's win over West Ham tipped the balance in his side's favour and followed on from his four goals in March, including two spot kicks at Old Trafford, while Suarez struck six times to take his tally to 29 goals in 28 games.

Like Rodgers, Suarez won his award earlier in the season in December 2013 when he netted a record-breaking 10 league goals that month.

The duo are the first to win the award since November 2007 and Liverpool's first since Robbie Fowler and Stan Collymore in January 1996.

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