September did not go to plan. After a strong August that saw Liverpool get solid results on the pitch, advance to the Champions League group stages, and retain the services of Philippe Coutinho, September was a deflating, dispiriting follow-up that served mainly to deflate expectations for the 2017-18 season.
Still, within their disappointing run there were bright spots. Liverpool played well despite not getting results, and that was down to a few standout players. If they and the entire team can continue to perform there is still reason to hope the results will start to come and that this is a side that can go on a long winning run.
For September, the two clear leaders look to be the summer’s marquee signing and the man the club fought to hold on to, with Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho one and two respectively based on the past month’s post-match voting, with five points for being named Man of the Match through to one for finishing fifth.
All told, Salah was named Man of the Match three times and runner-up once, earning himself 19 points, while Coutinho won Man of the Match twice and was runner-up on two occasions for 18 total points. Either taking home the month’s honours wouldn’t be a surprise, though heading in, Salah does appear to have a slight edge.
Third in voting for the month is a surprise based on pre-season expectation—or pretty much the entirety of last season—but much deserved based on his improved play this season as Liverpool’s best defender. And with that introduction, you can probably guess that third in post match voting was Alberto Moreno, with 11 points.
He’s followed by Dominik Solanke with 10 points, and voting is rounded out by August winner Mané and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, both with eight points. It’s up to you, though, to decide who wins top prize and what order the rest finish in, so leave your vote below and, if you’re so inclined, a note on it in the comments.
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