There’s nothing like the first home game. You know? We’ll have plenty of ups and downs throughout the season but that home opener is always special. And to win that home opener— especially against a team that has become something of a bogey team for us in recent years— is even better. Sure, it would’ve been nice to grab more goals, but at this point a win is a win any way we can get it. This is an obvious choice, but we’re going to go with Sadio Mané, the game’s lone goalscorer, as our pick for Man of the Match.
Now let us know how you saw it. Hitting the thumbs up button is a vote to move the player up the list—or to help keep them on top. Hitting thumbs down is a vote to push that player closer to the bottom. It's half man of the match poll and half power ranking, and we want to use it to find out who you think played well after each Liverpool match and, at the other end, who you'd maybe like to see given the next game off.
At the end of the month we'll go through the results of the month's polls and vote The Liverpool Offside’s player of the month and, come next May, those monthly results will help to determine your TLO player of the season for 2017-18. Those visiting on Google AMP who can't see the poll can leave their vote for Man of the Match in the comments.