Liverpool goal keeper Simon Mignolet has won the Player of the Year award last night on the Liverpool Legends Gala Award Dinner. Note this was not the official LFC Player of the award event; it was at the former players ‘5 Times Liverpool Legends’.
Mignolet struggled early on in the season and was forced to drop to the bench by Brendan Rodgers for his poor performances. However, he returned strongly in the second half of the season and produced some outstanding performances for the Reds.
The Belgian has kept 14 clean sheets this season, tied with Southampton’s Fraser Forster, and is one of the favourites to win the Golden Glove award at the end of the season.
It was a shock for many to see Philippe Coutinho, who was nominated for the Premier League Player of the Year, wasn’t selected as Liverpool’s best player this season.
The decision to give Mignolet POTY award, even if it was not the LFC official one, has baffled many Liverpool fans. We take a look at some of the best twitter reactions from the Red fans.
@lfcloanwatch Who actually voted for it? Mignolet was one of our worst players 1st half of season and cost us loads of points.
— Taintless Red (@TaintlessRed) May 12, 2015
Mignolet liverpools player of the season????? That is bizarre, he was awful first half of season!!!
— DBAVFC85 (@danbardell) May 12, 2015
That said, i’m pleased for him as he has come back very strong after being left out. — The Liverpool Way (@theliverpoolway) May 11, 2015
Simon Mignolet picking up player of the season for Liverpool?! Kind of shows how poor Liverpool’s season has been eh?!
— Whitehouse Address (@The_W_Address) May 12, 2015
This is shocking ffs! Mignolet player of the season over Coutinho.
— Redman LFC (@mawallysto) May 11, 2015