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Liverpool’s Player of the Month competition was won by the most unlikely name

Dejan Lovren has had a torrid few weeks but fans have moved to support the defender

October was a bumpy ride for Liverpool.

One week the Reds were knocking Maribor for seven in the Champions League, the next they were getting hammered by Spurs.#


But for Dejan Lovren the month was a tumultuous one.

The Croatian centre-back has been a liability under Jurgen Klopp, making a massive nine errors in league games under the German.

Dejan Lovren had a shocker of a Sunday against Tottenham

Dejan Lovren had a shocker against Spurs

And in that 4-1 defeat at Wembley he suffered the indignity of being substituted after just half an hour after two errors led to the opening two Spurs goals.

Lovren was subsequently slammed by a minority of Liverpool fans on social media, so much so that the defender received a host of obscene death threats.

Lovren shared the death threat on his Instagram

Lovren shared the death threat on his Instagram

So Reds supporters have made a brilliant gesture as a sign of solidarity with the beleaguered player.

Lovren, along with Mohamed Salah, has been voted the club’s joint Player of the Month for October.

Salah has been Liverpool’s best player this season

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Salah has been Liverpool’s best player this season

The duo garnered 33% of the public vote, well ahead of their nearest competitor Alberto Moreno.

Salah has continued his electric form since his £36m move from Chelsea in the summer, breaking double figures in all competitions against Maribor last night.

But after winning the award for August and September, the Egyptian flyer will have to settle for a bizarre share of October’s version.