Kenny Dalglish has tipped James Tavernier to beat Steven Davis to player of the year.

Tav is up against Davis, Connor Goldson and Allan McGregor for the end of season award and Celtic icon Dalglish believes the captain has done enough to pick up the individual trophy.

For a right-back, Tavernier's goal scoring record is superb and Dalglish believes that is what gives him the edge over the competition. “It’s hard to single one out because they are all worthy of being on the list but, personally, I would narrow it down to Tavernier and Davis," Dalglish told the Sunday Post.

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"But I’m going to give my vote to Tavernier. I very rarely get any predictions right, so I don’t suppose the captain will be too pleased with me for tipping him! 

"The captain has scored 18 goals this season, and had countless assists. His campaign really has been quite incredible.

“Yes, many have been penalties, but he also popped up with some beauties, including that sensational free-kick against Dundee United at Tannadice back in December.

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"Tavernier has led by example, and answered any critics he made have had last season who questioned his suitability to be the captain of the football club.

“Davis has also been exceptional. He is 36 but rarely misses a game. His energy levels are really impressive. He also appears to be low maintenance for manager Steven Gerrard.

“Tavernier, Davis, McGregor and Goldson is an impressive list and only Ryan Kent might feel aggrieved at being omitted as he has been excellent for large chunks of the campaign but to have so many in the frame is exactly why the Light Blues have stormed to the Premiership title.”