Well in, Stevie.
As I’ll expound upon in a few weeks (when the season is actually over), and as I wrote a nearly two months ago, Alonso is my player of the year for Liverpool. But Gerrard’s been utterly fantastic as well, consistent throughout the season, and it’s nice to see him reap the personal rewards.
That’s now the Football Writers’ Player of the Year and the Fans Player of the Year for the captain, in a season where he’s scored 15 in the league (23 in all competitions) and set up 8 goals. It’s a spectacular return for a midfielder, even if he’s played as a support striker/attacking midfielder more often than not.
The only personal accolade missing is the Footballers’ Player of the Year. Of course, they voted for a player who’s made all of 12 league starts this year, so I’m going to need someone explain to me the qualifications for that award. How the hell did Giggs’ come in second for this award too? Sympathy votes are wasted votes.
West Brom on Sunday, but we’re all Wigan fans today.