Date: 6th September 2016 at 9:17am
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Who has won the Vital Liverpool Player of the Month award for Premier League performances during August 2016?…

Liverpool have begun the 2016/17 campaign in much the same way as they’ve performed in previous seasons of late; inconsistently.

The joy of an exciting 4-3 opening day victory at Arsenal was quickly undone by a shock 2-0 defeat to newly promoted Burnley.

Jürgen Klopp‘s men rounded out the opening month by completing a full set of results with a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

The redevelopment of Anfield’s Main Stand meant the Merseysiders played all three of their Premier League matches away from L4 and they were also on their travels in the EFL Cup, where they defeated Championship side Burton Albion 5-0 to reach round three.

In League terms, Liverpool scored five goals but conceded six during August.

With no European football on the agenda, Klopp largely fielded the same side in the opening weeks of the season and what changes there were, were mainly enforced through injury.

The Vital Liverpool Player of the Month is determined by the individual MOTM awards cast for each Premier League fixture. In the event of no clear winner, the editor has the deciding vote.

Vital Liverpool’s Player of the Month for May 2016 is
» Philippe Coutinho «

Individual Man Of The Match Awards
As voted for by site users

AWAY vs. Tottenham Hotspur D (1-1)

1st. Joël Matip (38%)
2nd. Sadio Mané (22%)
3rd. Simon Mignolet (16%)

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Away vs. Burnley L (2-0)

1st. Philippe Coutinho (50%)
2nd. James Milner (16%)
3rd. Marko Grujić (14%)

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Away vs. Arsenal W (3-4)

1st. Philippe Coutinho (64%)
2nd. Sadio Mané (25%)
3rd. Simon Mignolet (5%)

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Previous winners
May 2016: Simon Mignolet
April 2016: James Milner
March 2016: Adam Lallana
February 2016: Roberto Firmino
January 2016: Roberto Firmino
December 2015: Dejan Lovren
November 2015: Jordan Ibe
October 2015: Lucas Leiva
September 2015: Alberto Moreno
August 2015: Philippe Coutinho
April 2015: Simon Mignolet
March 2015: Simon Mignolet
February 2015: Emre Can
January 2015: Philippe Coutinho
December 2014: Philippe Coutinho
November 2014: Rickie Lambert
October 2014: Philippe Coutinho
September 2014: Adam Lallana
May 2014: Daniel Sturridge
April 2014: Steven Gerrard
March 2014: Luis Suarez
February 2014: Daniel Sturridge
January 2014: Raheem Sterling
December 2013: Luis Suarez
November 2013: Simon Mignolet
October 2013: Luis Suarez
May 2013: Philippe Coutinho
April 2013: Philippe Coutinho
March 2013: Luis Suarez
February 2013: Steven Gerrard
January 2013: Jordan Henderson
December 2012: Luis Suarez
November 2012: Jose Enrique

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