Liverpool’s Player of the Month for October is Dejan Lovren.
The Croatian defender, who is going through a torrid time on Merseyside, incredibly won a fan vote which closed on Wednesday night.
Lovren was hauled off on the 30 minute mark of the recent 4-1 defeat to Tottenham, after being at fault for both of Tottenham’s first-half goals.
The 28-year-old has been heavily criticised following his display and recently complained about receiving death threats on social media.
Lovren wrote on Instagram, “I don’t mind when people talk s*** about me, it’s more about them.
“But I cannot ignore when my family is threatened. I just can’t and won’t accept that.
LIVERPOOL FANS HIJACK CLUB VOTE
The Liverpool club motto is “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and a sizeable number of Liverpool fans were desperate to prove this to Lovren.
October was not a good month for Liverpool, despite two comfortable wins over Maribor in the Champions League.
The Reds managed to win just one of their four Premier League fixtures and Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah was expected to win the Player of the Month award.
In an attempt to apologise to Lovren, Liverpool fans on social media decided to unite by hijacking the vote on the club’s website.
The voting closed late on Wednesday night and the Croatian defender had indeed pipped the perennial winner of voting competitions, Salah.
Since signing from Roma in a club-record £37m transfer, Salah has won the August and September Player of the Month awards.
Although it appeared that fans had united in a heart-warming way to show Lovren their support, much of the reaction on social media amongst Liverpool supporters was far from positive.
Liverpool fans voted for him to win the award but their reaction on Twitter suggests this was an awful decision.
Just found out Lovren actually won player of the month. I fucking despise our fans. pic.twitter.com/gkh9vISmdo
— Sam (@SamInk92) November 1, 2017
Lovren winning POTM has just got him more unwanted attention in my opinion, I get why fans voted him but it could make things worse!
— Pat (@patfc91) November 1, 2017
If you vote for Lovren for POTM, you are a sad melt. A pity vote, is fucking pathetic, he would be an even bigger melt to accept it..
— Shane (@Conwaino) November 1, 2017
There were multiple ways to support Lovren, chanting his name, sending him fan art, but giving him POTM will only embarrass him more ffs
— Kyran (@lfckyran) November 2, 2017
The people who voted for Lovren as player of the month are exactly the people who have made our support embarrassing. Fucking pathetic
— Mick Birchall (@Mick_Birchall) November 1, 2017
Who are these people that think voting Lovren to say sorry is a good idea!? Honestly wtf 😂 it’s just embarrassing for him to accept it
— Kieran (@Kieran_LFC10) November 1, 2017
Lovren winning POTM is a absolute joke, the award should be about performances not sympathy towards a player.
— Sam (@VintageSalah) November 1, 2017