JAVIER MASCHERANO: The Monster leads the early voting this month (Photo from fOTOGLIF)
The month of November saw Liverpool eliminated from the Champions League and one of the toughest periods of Rafa Benitez’s reign as manager. A nightmare injury list added to the manager’s woes.
Three players have excelled though, goalkeeper Pepe Reina, midfielder Javier Mascherano and young forward David Ngog, but who was your player of the month?
Month In Review
Lyon 1 – 1 Liverpool
Goal : Babel
Team :Reina, Carragher, Agger, Kyrgiakos, Insua, Lucas, Mascherano, Benayoun, Voronin (Babel 68), Kuyt, Torres (Ngog 87)
Substitute Ryan Babel drilled an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net from distance with just seven minutes remaining to give the Reds a well deserved lead in the South of France. But Lisandro’s 90th minute finish secured a point for Lyon and put the French club into the last 16.
Lyon’s TIA Forums Man of the Match Award
Mascherano – 37%
Babel – 21%
Lucas – 11%
Liverpool 2 – 2 Birmingham City
Goal : N’gog, Gerrard
Team :Reina, Johnson, Agger, Insua, Skrtel, Riera (Gerrard 45), Benayoun (Babel 77), Mascherano, Lucas (Aquilani 83), Kuyt, Ngog.
Liverpool were held to a frustrating 2-2 draw at home to Birmingham City. David Ngog fired the Reds into an early lead before Christian Benitez and Cameron Jerome gave Birmingham a 2-1 advantage at the break. Substitute Steven Gerrard levelled from the spot but Liverpool were not be content with a point from a game we dominated from start to finish.
Birmingham City’s TIA Forums Man of the Match Award
Johnson – 66%
Ngog – 15%
Mascherano – 7%
Liverpool 2 – 2 Manchester City
Goal : Skrtel, Benayoun
Team :Reina, Agger (Kyrgiakos 11), Insua, Carragher, Skrtel, Gerrard, Babel (Benayoun 19), Mascherano, Lucas, Kuyt, Ngog.
Four second half goals saw Manchester City hold Liverpool to a 2-2 draw in a pulsating encounter at Anfield.
Manchester City‘s TIA Forums Man of the Match Award
Benayoun – 29%
Mascherano – 27%
Ngog – 10%
PEPE REINA: Where might be without our keeper of late? (Photo from fOTOGLIF)
Debrecen 0 – 1 Liverpool
Goal : Ngog
Team : Reina, Johnson, Insua, Lucas, Agger, Carragher, Kuyt, Gerrard (Aquilani 90), Ngog (Benayoun 77), Aurelio (Dossena 89), Mascherano.
David Ngog’s early goal gave the travelling Kopites hope that another European miracle was about to unfold but it wasn’t to be as the road to Madrid becomes the road to Hamburg.
Debreceni’s TIA Forums Man of the Match Awards
Ngog – 28%
Mascherano – 13%
Agger – 7%
Everton 0 – 2 Liverpool
Goal : Mascherano, Kuyt
Team : Reina, Johnson, Agger, Aurelio (Riera 78), Insua, Carragher, Gerrard, Mascherano, Lucas, Kuyt, Ngog (Benayoun 75)A Javier Mascherano/Joseph Yobo’s own goal and a strike from Dirk Kuyt secured a 2-0 victory for Liverpool over Everton in the 212th Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.
Everton‘s TIA Forums Man of the Match Awards
Reina – 54%
Mascherano – 33%