Date: 25th May 2016 at 4:02pm
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Who has won the Vital Liverpool Player of the Month award for Premier League performances during May 2016?…

Liverpool endured a difficult end to the 2015/16 season, culminating in the bitter disappointment of losing the Europa League final to Sevilla.

With that competition understandably prioritised in recent weeks, after the Reds slipped out of contention for a top-four Premier League finish, manager Jürgen Klopp continued his policy of playing squad and youth team players in the remaining league fixtures.

In the four domestic matches played in May, only against Chelsea did the German select anything vaguely resembling his strongest line-up as the Reds won once, lost once and drew twice.

The games produced both five goals for and against with Christian Benteke accounting for two of the goals scored. All three of the club’s senior goalkeepers – Simon Mignolet, Danny Ward and Adam Bogdan – saw game time, with the latter keeping the only clean sheet of the month in a win over Watford.

The mediocre return of five points from 12 meant the Reds finished down in eighth place in the final standings and are therefore without European football next season.

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
» Simon Mignolet «

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

AWAY vs. West Bromwich Albion D (1-1)

1st. Jordan Ibe (55%)
2nd. Cameron Brannagan (22%)
3rd. Adam Bogdan (12%)

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HOME vs. Chelsea D (1-1)

1st. Simon Mignolet (50%)
2nd. Kolo Toure (15%)
3rd. Philippe Coutinho (7%)

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HOME vs. Watford W (2-0)

1st. Joe Allen (82%)
2nd. Simon Mignolet (8%)
3rd. Roberto Firmino (5%)

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AWAY vs. Swansea City L (3-1)

1st. Danny Ward (61%)
2nd. Christian Benteke (26%)
3rd. Sheyi Ojo (13%)

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Previous winners
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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