Liverpool midfielder, Adam Lallana voted English Player of the Year for 2016 ahead of Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney. Nathan Redmond was named Under-21 Player of the Year. He made 10 appearances for England last year and netted thrice.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy finished second in the vote among the England Supporters’ Club, Wayne Rooney coming in third.

The excited recipient told the TheFA.com, “This award is a huge honour. The last three winners were Rooney (2015), Rooney (2014) and Steven Gerrard (2012) so that just goes to show what a great achievement this is. Things have been going well this season for my club so that always helps.

He continued, When you’re playing well for your club then hopefully you can transmit your form into the national team and help out. That’s what has been happening but I don’t want that to be for just one season – I want to continue that for as long as possible. Off the back of a disappointing year for England as a whole, I’ll be looking to definitely improve in 2017 and hopefully we can build on how it has started under Gareth Southgate, as there have been plenty of positives.”