4th April 2017
Georginio Wijnaldum was today named as Liverpool’s Standard Chartered Player of the Month for March to claim the award for a second time this season – and he admitted: ‘This feels better than last time!’
The midfielder tallied 51 per cent of a vote on this website to clinch the accolade after a month in which the Reds beat Arsenal and Burnley and claimed a draw at Manchester City.
Adam Lallana finished as runner-up with 13 per cent of the final total, while Emre Can and Sadio Mane were joint-third (nine per cent).
It’s the second time Wijnaldum was awarded the trophy this campaign, having also scooped it for January – but he acknowledged this felt all the sweeter due to Liverpool’s improved form.
The No.5 told Liverpoolfc.com: “It feels great, even better than the first time I won it because the first time we were not in a good situation – we were not winning games at the time, so this one feels much better! It’s always a good feeling to win the Player of the Month award.