MADE 4 LIVERPOOL PLAYER OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER
October took in six games, with the Reds squaring off against Manchester City, Watford, Atletico Madrid, Manchester United, Preston North End and Brighton. Four wins and two draws saw Liverpool score nineteen goals and concede six. Only the frustrating draw at home to Brighton prevented it from being another perfect month, with the draw against City respectable. We look at the best players in October.
5. Sadio Mané – avg. rating (7.4)
The 29 year old netted twice in the month of October, putting us 1-0 up against Manchester City and 2-0 up against Brighton. Two different finishes, first a right footed effort past Ederson to finish of a brilliant counter orchestrated by Salah. The second, a bullet header after a pinpoint Oxlade-Chamberlain cross. Mané’s performances aside the goals were impressive, as he silenced his doubters.
4. Trent Alexander-Arnold – avg. rating (7.5)
The young Scouser was unlucky to only register one assist during the month, with that coming in a marauding performance at Old Trafford. He created a plethora of chances for his teammates after returning from an injury that kept him away from international duty. He enjoyed a solid month combining with Henderson and Salah down that right flank.
3. Virgil Van Dijk – avg. rating (7.6)
Virgil kept two clean sheets in October; away to Watford and at Old Trafford. In the games we did concede, he was on hand to ensure we did not lose. He struck up a promising partnership over the month with Ibou Konaté, that could prove to be a fantastic pairing with time. His partnership with Matip suffered a tough outing at the Wanda and at home to Brighton, but the midfield didn’t help.
2. Alisson Becker – avg. rating (8.3)
The Brazilian stopper earned his wages and then some, over the month of October. Just the one clean sheet (at Old Trafford), but he was called into action on several occasions and came up trumps. Saves from Foden, Griezmann, Lemar, Felix, March and Bissouma readily come to mind. He endured a tough night at West Ham recently but that can’t take away from the brilliant season he’s had up to this point.
1. Mohamed Salah – avg. rating (8.9)
If we thought Salah had stepped up several levels in September, he managed to top that in October. He enjoyed his own goal of the month competition, with mazy dribbles and emphatic finishes lighting up clashes against City, Watford and Atleti. The assists he provided for Mané vs City and Watford weren’t half bad either. Not to mention becoming the first visiting player to score a hat trick at Old Trafford in PL history. Peerless right now.