MADE 4 LIVERPOOL PLAYER OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER
The month of December saw Liverpool contest eight matches, with the Reds winning six, drawing one and losing the last one to Leicester City. It was a busy month that kickstarted with a derby win at Goodison Park. We take a look at which players scored the highest average rating.
5. Diogo Jota – avg. rating (7.1)
The Portuguese international was in sizzling form over the course of the month, netting four times. A cracking finish to put the icing on the cake at Goodison Park was followed up by the equaliser against Newcastle at Anfield. That was then topped up with a clinical header to again pull us level, this time away to Spurs.
He rounded the month off with a clinical left footed effort from the bench to spark the comeback against Leicester City in the League Cup. It was a solid month of performances for Diogo even with the horrendous miss at Wolves and the defeat at Leicester taken into account.
4. Mohamed Salah – avg. rating (7.3)
The 29 year was again topscorer for the month with his tally of five strikes backed up with an assist. He would have ranked higher but for the last two sub-par performances at Spurs and Leicester. It was an impressive month all the same, with a classy brace at Goodison kicking things off.
He then laid on the all important assist for Origi’s late winner at Wolves, before scoring the equaliser at the San Siro. He slotted from the spot against Villa for the only goal of the game before putting us ahead against Newcastle. He’s continued to be head and shoulders above and will want to put Chelsea to the sword before departing for AFCON.
3. Joel Matip – avg. rating (7.7)
The 30 year old finally seems to be getting the recognition he deserves. It’s taken this season for fans and pundits alike to really notice the consistent quality he produces week in week out. No longer is he seen as Van Dijk’s sidekick. Joel is now acknowledged as a bona fide defensive lynchpin.
Clean sheets against Wolves and Villa were just reward for rock solid performances as he married good reading of the game with an ability to beat a man and drive upfield. He’s probably been our best centre back this season, and that’s really saying something.
2. Andy Robertson – avg. rating (7.7)
The Scottish captain roared back to form in the last game of November with two assists against Southampton. He continued that form into December, providing the most assists (3) over the course of the month. Two came at Goodison Park in that memorable win.
The third came in an eventful game at Spurs where he also found himself on the scoresheet before getting sent off. The energy and quality he brings to that left hand side is a real weapon for the side and his abscence was keenly felt at Leicester on Wednesday.
1. Trent Alexander-Arnold – avg. rating (7.8)
The 23 year old was the standout player in November and repeated the trick in December. He continues to be the creative hub of the team, leading the team and the entire league for chances created this season. His connection with Henderson and Salah down that right hand side is deadly.
His most memorable moments of December were the thunderbolt strike from 30 yards out that left Dubravka flummoxed. That was followed up by an assist at Spurs after he carefully picked out his fellow full back for a simple header from a few yards out.
Highest rated individual performances of the month:
° Divock Origi vs Wolves (10/10)
° Nathaniel Phillips vs AC Milan (10/10)
° Ibrahima Konaté vs AC Milan (10/10)
Made4Liverpool 21/22 Player of the Month:
August – Matip & Van Dijk
September – Salah
October – Salah
November – Alexander-Arnold
December – Alexander-Arnold
*Average ratings are calculated from the player ratings posted at the end of every match on this site. Players must have played more than half the number of games in the month under review.
2 thoughts on “MADE 4 LIVERPOOL PLAYER OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER”
On point, Alexander Arnold deserves it, he’s been top quality, I admire him.
Jota has been excellent for us, he’s a natural.
If konate had more game time, he’d probably be a contender too
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Yeah, Konaté was immense this month but only made 4 appearances
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