MADE 4 LIVERPOOL PLAYER OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY
February was an excellent month for Liverpool Football Club. The Reds won all seven of their fixtures across all competitions, scoring 17 goals and conceding just twice. Cardiff City, Leicester City, Burnley, Inter Milan, Norwich City, Leeds United and Chelsea were all seen off.
This saw progress in the FA Cup, a huge first leg advantage earned in the Round of 16 of the Champions League, a revival of the Premier League title race, and of course, League Cup glory at Wembley. We look at which players scored the highest average rating over the month.
5. Joel Matip – avg. rating (7.5)
Big Joel was a picture of consistency throughout February. He scored 7/10 in all of his five appearances bar the 9.5/10 he scored for an excellent display against Leeds United, where he finally found the back of the net following his trademark foray forward.
An assist for Jota’s second against Leicester, was another highlight. 4 clean sheets in 5 appearances, with the only goal conceded with him on the pitch being the Rashica shot which deflected in off him. Matip has been a regular this season with his injury issues seemingly a thing of the past. Long may it continue.
4. Fabinho Tavares – avg. rating (7.9)
The Brazilian was as influential as ever, over February. He stuck diligently to his shileding duties and was consistent enough to not drop below a 7/10 performance. He was great against Leicester and in the Carabao Cup final especially.
His uncanny ability to win the ball back and cover for his advanced full backs makes him one of the first names on the team sheet. He also popped up with the only goal of the game against Burnley to continue his hot streak infront of goal.
3. Luis Diaz – avg. rating (8.1)
The January signing from Porto has been such a breath of fresh air. He’s given the whole side a boost and settled quicker than anyone anticipated. Right from his debut against Cardiff (where he created a goal), through to the Carabao Cup final, where he tormented Chalobah in the Chelsea backline, he’s been simply sensational.
He came off the bench at the San Siro and helped change the game, before scoring his first goal for the club with a lovely chip against Norwich. The fans have already taken to him, and we could be looking back at his capture as a key point in a historic season.
2. Van Dijk – avg. rating (8.2)
The Dutch skipper was imperious over the past month. He played every single minute of every single game in February, pocketing all kinds of strikers. He was in Rolls Royce mode against Daka and Leicester, before switching to beast mode against Weghorst in the wind and rain at Turf Moor.
His dominance at the San Siro against Dzeko saw him named MOTM, before he thumped a header past Meslier to underline another sublime performance. He rounded the month off with another MOTM display, this time at Wembley, as he commanded the backline to ruthless offside trap efficiency against Chelsea.
1. Thiago Alcantara – avg. rating (8.3)
The Spanish international was outstanding last month as he took it upon himself to run every single game. Whether coming off the bench or playing from the start, he produced some astonishing moments in the middle of the park for Jürgen Klopp’s side.
He made his return from a hip injury with a cameo off the bench against Cardiff City at the start of the month. From that point onwards, he was th the best player at the club. Three 9/10 performances followed and it was a huge blow when he pulled up with a hamstring injury right before kickoff in the League Cup final.
Highest rated individual performance of the month:
° Mohamed Salah vs Leeds – (10/10)
Made4Liverpool 21/22 Player of the Month:
August – Matip & Van Dijk
September – Salah
October – Salah
November – Alexander-Arnold
December – Alexander-Arnold
January – Robertson
February – Thiago
*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.