The Reds came through the tricky month of September relatively unscathed. Liverpool managed to scrape some crucial victories but succumbed to an unlucky defeat away to Napoli. The club have opened up voting for the Liverpool player of the month competition. This could be an impossible award to call.

The Liverpool player of the month contest will be photo finish.

The Liverpool player of the month contest will be photo finish. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Roberto Firmino has a strong claim to the crown for September. The Brazilian was utterly magical against Newcastle on the 14th, his assist for Mo Salah will be played over and over again. He also leapt above the Chelsea defence to head home what transpired to be the winning goal at Stamford Bridge. Bobby had every right to feel aggrieved at missing out on the August award, he may be just about the front runner for this month.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has also enjoyed a solid month for the Reds. The young Scouser sent shockwaves around the world with his thumping effort to open the scoring against Chelsea. Our right back was pretty solid defensively throughout the month, barring a few lapses of concentration that we have come to accept as par for the course.

Joel Matip has been outstanding this month. The Cameroonian defender has carried out his duties with aplomb, winning every header and proving positive in possession. Matip has been showered with praise recently and deservedly so, he has made himself undroppable since the start of the season.

Fabinho has been doing what Fabinho does. Liverpool’s Brazilian midfield enforcer has been breaking down attacks and firing passes into the front men. He is unmissable for Jürgen Klopp’s side right now, when he’s not there it is incredibly noticeable, he grants those around him the license to go and play their game.

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This is going to go down to the wire, the only thing for certain is that Mo Salah wasn’t the Liverpool player of the month.

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