A new season for Liverpool has brought its share of changes and question marks. The club finally seem to have solved their fullback problems, but the centre of defence has if anything become a larger question mark. Midfield depth has improved, yet injuries have at times meant three games in a week for an ageing captain. In attack, meanwhile, Luis Suarez' departure and Mario Balotelli's arrival has been equal parts promise and uncertainty.
For the Liverpool Offside, too, there have been a few changes to go along with the new season, one of which is the use of the Ranker voting tool to provide a post-match squad rankings exercise that splits the difference between Man of the Match voting and traditional football rankings. At the end of each month, we will be using the results from that month's matches to find out Liverpool's Player of the Month. For the most part, this month's top candidates aren't a surprise.
With five points awarded for being ranked Man of the Match and one point for being named Liverpool's fifth best on the day, the results of the past month of matches have Jordan Henderson and Alberto Moreno on top with 15 points apiece, trailed closely by Raheem Sterling on 13. The September Player of the Month slate is rounded out by Javier Manquillo and Adam Lallana with eight points, Mario Balotelli with six, Dejan Lovren with three, and Martin Skrtel with two. No other player earned more than a single point.
On paper, it looks like a battle between Henderson and Moreno to be named September's Player of the Month, but the final call is up to you. Use the thumbs up and thumbs down buttons to move players around and let us know who you think deserves to top the list—and who definitely doesn't—and help us to determine who Liverpool's best player was in September.