Goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been voted This Is Anfield’s August Player of the Month, with a resounding 88% of the votes.
Reina was the hero in both legs of the Reds’ crucial Champions League qualifier with Standard Liege, saving a penalty in the first leg and making multiple saves in the second leg at Anfield.
The only other players to register a noticeable number of votes were defender Jamie Carragher and midfielder Xabi Alonso.
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Here’s what some of the voting members of the forums said:
“Unfortunately its Pepe Reina. Kind of reflects how we’ve played, but at least results have gone our way. Hopefully this time next month we’ll all be voting for Keane.” – Great Dane
“This one is already done, and it’s Pepe for me too. Some amazing, crucial saves and proves to be in brilliant form, if he can keep it up for the rest of the season it’d be fantastic for us.” – Finnan
“Yes Renia has done well in what has been a poor start even though we remain unbeaten, but I have gone for Kuyt as he has not given up and is being ask to play a role which we all know is not right for him, but he has played for the shirt, He scored what is the most important goal of the season so far, was a hard choice between him and Renia.” – liveforthereds