Date: 6th February 2018 at 9:10am
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Who has won the Vital Liverpool Player of the Month award for Premier League performances during January 2018?…

After two consecutive unbeaten months, the wheels came off momentarily during January when Liverpool lost consecutive games to the bottom two sides in the Premier League, the second of which, to West Bromwich Albion, saw the Reds knocked out of the FA Cup at Anfield.

Unfathomably the previous week’s defeat to Swansea City had followed an unforgettable 4-3 victory over league leaders Manchester City as Jürgen Klopp‘s side became the first side to beat the Citizens domestically this season.

In total the Merseysiders, who prior to the Baggies defeat had beaten Merseyside neighbours Everton in the FA Cup third round, played four league matches, winning three and losing one.

Bar a blank at the Liberty, the goals continued to flow for Klopp’s men with nine goals scored in the other three fixtures. Five goals were conceded across the four league matches.

The results, coupled with setbacks for others, most notably Chelsea, meant Liverpool ended the month still firmly in the top four race, sitting third and possessing a better goal difference than those below them.

The Vital Liverpool Player of the Month is determined by the accumulative votes cast in the individual MOTM awards 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 2018 is » Emre Can «

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

AWAY vs. Huddersfield Town W (0-3)

1st. Emre Can (41%)
2nd. Joël Matip (39%)
3rd. Roberto Firmino (20%)

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AWAY vs. Swansea City L (1-0)

1st. Joël Matip (50%)
2nd. Virgil van Dijk (25%)
3rd. Emre Can (25%)

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HOME vs. Manchester City W (4-3)

1st. Andrew Robertson (47%)
T 2nd. Emre Can (14%)
T 2nd. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (14%)

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AWAY vs. Burnley W (1-2)

1st. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (38%)
2nd. Trent Alexander-Arnold (25%)
3rd. Emre Can (7%)

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Previous winners
December 2017: Roberto Firmino
November 2017: Mohamed Salah
October 2017: Joe Gomez
Spetember 2017: Mohamed Salah
August 2017: Sadio Mané
May 2017: Joël Matip
April 2017: Philippe Coutinho
March 2017: Georginio Wijnaldum
February 2017: Sadio Mané
January 2017: Simon Mignolet
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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