KLOPP’S LAST GAME SOUVENIR

Liverpool FC 2023/24 awards – Player of the season, best goal & more

At the end of another long, dramatic season for Liverpool, This Is Anfield’s contributors voted for their 2023/24 award winners and gave an overall rating.

The season threatened to be legendary at one point with a quadruple seemingly possible, but the campaign ended in anticlimactic fashion.

Who stands out in the various categories in This Is Anfield’s end-of-season awards?

Here is what our contributors think…

 

Matt Ladson

Liverpool's Alexis Mac Allister scores their side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. Picture date: Thursday April 4, 2024.

Player of the season: Alexis Mac Allister

Young player of the season: Jarell Quansah

Most improved player: Harvey Elliott

Goal of the season: Alexis Mac Allister vs. Fulham

Biggest disappointment: Defeat to Atalanta and thus failing to even make the Europa League final.

Overall season rating: 3


Jack Lusby

Player of the season: Alexis Mac Allister

Young player of the season: Harvey Elliott

Most improved player: Jarell Quansah

Goal of the season: Dominik Szoboszlai vs. Leicester

Biggest disappointment: Thiago‘s fitness.

Overall season rating out of 5: 3


Joanna Durkan

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 28, 2024: Liverpool's captain Virgil van Dijk celebrates after scoring the fourth goal during the FA Cup 4th Round match between Liverpool FC and Norwich City FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 5-2. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Player of the season: Virgil van Dijk

Young player of the season: Jarell Quansah

Most improved player: I’m torn between two but going to say Caoimhin Kelleher, who took his unexpected chance.

Goal of the season: Alexis Mac Allister vs. Fulham

Biggest disappointment: How we crumbled at the most crucial point of the season – those two Man United results absolutely killed us.

Overall season rating out of 5: 3.5


David Lynch

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Monday, May 13, 2024: Liverpool's Jarell Quansah celebrates after scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Aston Villa FC and Liverpool FC at Villa Park. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Player of the season: Virgil van Dijk

Young player of the season: Jarell Quansah

Most improved player: Harvey Elliott

Goal of the season: Alexis Mac Allister vs. Fulham

Biggest disappointment: Another season being derailed by injuries.

Overall season rating out of 5: 4


Sam Millne

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 3, 2023: Liverpool's Alexis Mac Allister scores the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Fulham FC at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Player of the season: Alexis Mac Allister

Young player of the season: Harvey Elliott

Most improved player: Jarell Quansah

Goal of the season: Alexis Mac Allister vs. Fulham

Biggest disappointment: So much of our downfall at the end of the season being self-imposed.

Overall season rating out of 5: 3.5


Henry Jackson

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Monday, May 13, 2024: Liverpool's Jarell Quansah (R) celebrates with team-mate captain Virgil van Dijk after scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Aston Villa FC and Liverpool FC at Villa Park. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Player of the season: Virgil van Dijk

Young player of the season: Harvey Elliott

Most improved player: Jarell Quansah

Goal of the season: Alexis Mac Allister vs. Sheffield United

Biggest disappointment: The mentality on show in both Old Trafford games. So weak there, time and time again.

Overall season rating out of 5: 3.5 seems about right – three would feel harsh but it doesn’t warrant a four.


Adam Beattie

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 5, 2024: Liverpool's Harvey Elliott celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 4-2. (Photo by Ryan Brown/Propaganda)

Player of the season: Alexis Mac Allister

Young player of the season: Harvey Elliott

Most improved player: That’s a really tricky one but I’d probably have to go for Jarell Quansah in terms of the jump he’s made in one year.

Goal of the season: Alexis Mac Allister vs. Fulham

Biggest disappointment: The two results at Old Trafford.

Overall season rating out of 5: 3.5


Chris Williams

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 5, 2024: Goalkeeper Alisson Becker of Liverpool after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield. (Photo by Ryan Brown/Propaganda)

Player of the season: Alisson

Young player of the season: Jarell Quansah

Most improved player: Alexis Mac Allister

Goal of the season: Alexis Mac Allister vs. Sheffield United

Biggest disappointment: Darwin Nunez and April’s weak mentality.

Overall season rating out of 5: 3 and the League Cup win saved it from being a 2.

It was a promising-looking season that was ultimately let down by a mental collapse, on the field and in the dugout, with the title in our own destiny and the Europa League final easily achievable.


Karl Matchett

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 9, 2023: Liverpool's Harvey Elliott celebrates after scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Crystal Palace FC and Liverpool FC at Selhurst Park. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Player of the season: Virgil van Dijk

Young player of the season: Jarell Quansah

Most improved player: Joe Gomez, but Caoimhin Kelleher definitely deserves mention.

Goal of the season: The combination of Wataru Endo and Trent Alexander-Arnold vs Fulham

Biggest disappointment: Trent Alexander-Arnold, individually. Collectively, an absolute shambles defensively and offensively in the final three months points to really poor preparation/coaching/mentality/drive.

Overall season rating out of 5: 3. For eight months, domestic form was better than expected, but the last two months are almost worth a minus two. A cup win saves it.


The results

Overall, we’re going for Mac Allister as Player of the Season, with Van Dijk a close second.

The best youngster was between Elliott and Quansah, so we’ve decided to give Elliott the Young Player of the Season award while Quansah gets the Most Improved prize.

Goal of the season goes to Mac Allister for his sublime outside-of-the-boot strike against Fulham on December 3, a match littered with contenders for the award.

Overall, we’re giving the season a rating of 3.5 out of 5. Had the season stopped in April, we could have been looking at full marks, but late collapse has put a significant dampener on the mood.

 

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