Press Release: Steven Gerrard Winner of The PFA 2UP Monthly Award
The winner of the PFA 2UP Fans’ Player of the Month Award for the Premier League was announced on Friday. The winner was Steven Gerrard of Liverpool. Gerrard was recognised by football fans across the country, who voted on Givemefootball.com, as the best player in the Premier League for September 2008.
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What a week it’s been for Steven Gerrard. The sweet taste of victory over Everton in last Saturday’s Merseyside derby…the pride of registering his 100th goal for Liverpool against PSV on Wednesday…and now the honour of being named the PFA 2UP Fans’ Player of the Month for September.
Typically of Gerrard, whose stunning strike in the first leg against PSV, marked his return to top form, he didn’t want to take all the plaudits the other night, despite reaching the magical century mark. “It was the perfect way to get my 100th goal – but I was equally delighted for Robbie (Keane) getting his first for the club.”
Manager Rafa Benitez paid tribute to his skipper on becoming the 16th Liverpool player to score 100 goals for the club, and the Spaniard said: “I think he can go on and get 200. One hundred goals is always a very good figure, but it is especially good for a midfielder. He is one of the best offensive midfielders in the world and hopefully he will go on to score many for us in the future.”
PFA Deputy Chief Executive Mick McGuire says of Liverpool’s inspirational leader: “He is a man who needs no introduction, simply a world class individual match winner extraordinaire who again this season has hit the ground running, scoring two goals in the Champions League fixture versus Marseille and the winner in the game versus Middlesbrough with a stunning shot from outside the penalty area.”
One lucky winner who voted for Gerrard will be chosen to come to a Liverpool game and present the trophy to the player. The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced later in the month.
To see all PFA 2UP Fans’ Player of the Month winners for September and cast your vote in October’s Award, click here.