Two new signings dominate the vote as Liverpool’s man of the match vs. Bournemouth

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You voted in your thousands when it came to selecting Liverpool’s Man of the Match against Bournemouth on Monday, but who came out on top?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Liverpool's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first goal against AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It is in fact a dead heat between Christian Benteke and Nathaniel Clyne, who shared 74 per cent of the vote between them.

Benteke’s match-winning goal and all-round performance clearly caught the eye on his Anfield debut, as the big Belgian continues to win over his doubters.

Clyne was terrific at right-back, barely putting a foot wrong defensively but also offering an outlet in attacking wide areas.

Both new signings already look as if they will prove to be terrific acquisitions, and another fellow new recruit also clearly impressed.

11 per cent felt James Milner was the star man on the night, in what was a typically energetic performance, while Philippe Coutinho also received the same number of votes.

The Brazilian was far from his best, however, so that does feel a little generous. Maybe we just expect too much from him these days.

Joe Gomez earned the final four per cent, meaning Simon Mignolet, Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana and Jordon Ibe did not gain a single vote.

In truth, that is probably fair, even though the centre-backs did keep another clean-sheet.

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It was a similar story in the fans average player ratings where Benteke just edged Clyne – the two of them the only players to average over a 7 rating.

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Arsenal await next at The Emirates on Monday, in what should be a fascinating contest. We look forward to receiving your votes once more.

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