Liverpool have put up a perfect month in August. As it stands, they are the last team in the league with a perfect record and, to show for it, they are in sole possession of the top spot in the Premier League table. It really is a pretty good moment for everyone involved in the Liverpool project.
And soon, the results in the league might net a few personal accolades for two Reds as both Jurgen Klopp and Roberto Firmino have been nominated for individual awards due to the sterling play of Liverpool in August. Jurgen Klopp has been named to the shortlist for the Premier League Manager of the Month for August, along with Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, Crystal Palace’s Roy Hodgson, and Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers. Three managers with ties to Liverpool on that list. Nice. And, of course, Liverpool’s ability to maintain their perfect record while also bringing home the UEFA Super Cup in their clash against Chelsea, has got to place Klopp in pole position for this award.
Firmino, meanwhile, is on the shortlist for Premier League Player of the Month thanks to an August that saw him contribute two assists and one goal to the Liverpool cause. Of particular note is that his goal took him to a total tally of 50 Premier League goals as a member of Liverpool and helped etch his name in history as the first Brazilian to notch 50 goals in the Prem. Bobby is up against Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, and Raheem Sterling, Burnley’s Ashley Barnes, and Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki.
Well deserved nominations to both the gaffer and our Brazilian engine. Here’s hoping we can continue to place Reds on the shortlist of such prizes throughout the Premier League campaign.