Date: 2nd February 2017 at 4:52pm
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Who has won the Vital Liverpool Player of the Month award for Premier League performances during January 2017?…

Liverpool’s impressive 2016/17 form took a drastic nosedive in January with the Merseysiders managing just one win in nine outings overall.

Their sole victory was also only registered in the FA Cup against League Two side Plymouth Argyle at the second time of asking, with Liverpool losing in the very next round to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

That surprise Wolves defeat was one of three suffered at Anfield in the space of eight alarming days as the Reds bowed out of the EFL Cup to Southampton at the semi-final stage after previously falling to a defeat to struggling Swansea City in the Premier League.

In league terms it was a case of three points from a possible 12, with the four matches played producing three draws and no wins.

Jürgen Klopp‘s side failed to keep a clean sheet in their quartet of top-flight fixtures, conceding seven times and netting six.

There were mitigating circumstances for a month that will go into the record books as the club’s worst for winning games in the Premier League era, with fixture congestion, injuries, Sadio Mané‘s Africa Cup of Nations absence and concerns over the eligibility of Joël Matip all playing a part.

However, nobody connected with the club will be satisfied with a period that has robbed them of any realistic chance of lifting silverware and leaves them clinging onto a place in the top four on goal difference, now 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.

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 January 2017 is
» Simon Mignolet «

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

HOME vs. Chelsea D (1-1)

1st. Georginio Wijnaldum (33%)
2nd. Jordan Henderson (25%)
3rd. Simon Mignolet (18%)

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HOME vs. Swansea City L (2-3)

1st. Roberto Fimino (57%)
2nd. Georginio Wijnaldum (28%)
3rd. Jordan Henderson (14%)

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AWAY vs. Manchester United D (1-1)

1st. Simon Mignolet (65%)
2nd. Dejan Lovren (11%)
3rd. Roberto Firmino (9%)

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AWAY vs. Sunderland D (2-2)

1st. Simon Mignolet (48%)
2nd. Sadio Mané (23%)
3rd. Adam Lallana (15%)

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Previous winners
December 2016: Sadio Mané
November 2016: Roberto Firmino
October 2016: Philippe Coutinho
September 2016: Adam Lallana
August 2016: Philippe Coutinho
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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