sport news Premier League 2018-19 alternative awards: Jurgen Klopp, Neil Warnock and Lerma ...

So there we are, finally Manchester City have claimed the Premier League title, pipping Liverpool in arguably the best title race in a generation.

Liverpool's colossus Virgil van Dijk scooped the PFA Player of the Year gong, while Raheem Sterling was awarded Young Player of the Year – but what about everyone else?

Here, Sportsmail dishes out the alternative awards this season, including the best commentary moment, the Emmanuel Adebayor award and, of course, the worst own goal.

Best goal celebration

Perhaps 'best' is the wrong word to etch into this trophy – but the celebration award goes to West Ham's Michail Antonio.

Antonio's dubious dance after netting against Tottenham last month garnered much reaction due to the eye-popping nature of his bizarre gyration.

He later explained that his questionable moves were inspired by Instagram star Dan Rue. 

Antonio also revealed he had been busting out the moves in night clubs – odds have shortened on him to feature on the next instalment of Strictly Come Dancing.

Michail Antonio scored for West Ham against Spurs at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Michail Antonio scored for West Ham against Spurs at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Antonio revealed he got the idea for his bizarre celebration from an internet personality

Antonio revealed he got the idea for his bizarre celebration from an internet personality

Worst own goal

Remember Martin Tyler's effervescent commentary to Sergio Aguero's goal which won City the title back in June 2012? 

Now, substitute the Argentine's name for 'Lermaaaaaaaaaaa!' and the tone would be about right for this screamer. 

Alex Iwobi feeds Sead Kolasinac down the wing before the left back squares it dangerously across the box. Jefferson Lerma slides and rifles it home past the hapless Asmir Begovic in the Bournemouth goal. 1-0 Arsenal.

If Lerma had donned the Arsenal away strip that day, many would have hailed it as one of the best goals of the weekend. What a hit, son, what a hit.

Jefferson Lerma smashed home an own goal during the clash with Arsenal back in November

Jefferson Lerma smashed home an own goal during the clash with Arsenal back in November

NB - Honourable mention

It would be remiss not to at least mention Kieran Trippier's marksman-like finish past Hugo Lloris to gift Chelsea the equaliser back in February.

With Willian bearing down on him, the Spurs right back looked up, saw Lloris rushing out to clear it before giving him the eyes and clinically slotting it past him into the bottom corner. Ruud van Nistelrooy eat your heart out.

Best excuses 

Jurgen Klopp, take it away. OK, let's start with the wind which, curiously, affects only one side when Klopp's Reds are in action.

WIND: 'First half, it was difficult – the wind was really strange, it was difficult to handle,' he said after a match against Southampton in 2017.

'You saw one or two balls when the ball stopped in a moment when nobody knew about it. That was difficult for a football-playing side.'

This year, admittedly in an FA Cup clash against Wolves back in January, that pesky breeze came back to haunt them. 'The wind didn't help,' Klopp said. 'Players struggled to control the ball.'

Klopp also blamed the wind for a frustrating 0-0 draw at Everton in March. When will they learn?!

'It was a very, very difficult game for different reasons,' he said. 'A wild opponent... I know people don't like it when I say that, but the wind came from all directions. It's not exactly what we wanted.' 

SNOW: In fairness, against Everton, his players had probably only just shaken off the chills which had caused them to draw against Leicester back in January. 

'You saw that the ball didn't roll really,' Klopp said of the snowy conditions after the 1-1 draw with Leicester. 'If you then have the ball pretty much for 70 to 80 per cent of the time it makes life really uncomfortable.

'The only problem is if it stays on the pitch and that was actually the case.'

PITCH: Thank heavens Klopp's side managed to beat Cardiff last month, otherwise the pitch was in for a withering attack.

The manager was unhappy with the 'dry' nature of the Cardiff City Stadium turf, but was jovial following the win.

'The ball didn't roll like normal. Everybody saw it,' he said. 'It doesn't make football easy when the pitch is dry. It makes it dangerous as well because of injuries.

'Dry pitches are dangerous for players injury-wise. I don't know exactly why the pitch was dry – the ball doesn't roll that quickly.

'It's difficult for the fluency of the game. If you ask footballers what they want, they would say a wet pitch, let's go, let's pass, let's play football.

'You can slide better, everything is better. But we were prepared. I am happy with the outcome.'

Klopp even criticised the dry grass at the Cardiff City Stadium following Liverpool's 2-0 win

Klopp even criticised the dry grass at the Cardiff City Stadium following Liverpool's 2-0 win

Best commentary moment

This one divided the nation. Unprofessional or an inability to contain genuine passion and excitement?

It came at the end of March when Liverpool looked to have been held to a 1-1 draw against Tottenham at Anfield, only for Mohamed Salah to bundle in the winner. 

The goal was eventually attributed to Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld, who turned the ball into his own net, but for Carragher, the damage was already done. 

'Mo Salah you little dancer!,' he exclaimed after Salah's contribution earned the Reds a vital three points in the race for the title. 

The clip went viral, with Liverpool fans lauding the commentator for his animated reaction. Others, however, were less impressed.

'My fellow colleague has turned professional commentating into nonsense,' Neville has jokingly said since.

Whichever side of the fence you sit on, it was certainly the commentary flashpoint of the campaign. 

Sky Sports commentator Jamie Carragher provided the commentary moment of the season

Sky Sports commentator Jamie Carragher provided the commentary moment of the season

Carragher screamed 'Mo Salah you little dancer!,' after the Egyptian appeared to have scored

Carragher screamed 'Mo Salah you little dancer!,' after the Egyptian

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