Liverpool- Sadio Mane
Liverpool have easily been the best side in the Premier League this season. The fact that their worst performance still earned them a point says a lot about the side. Jurgen Klopp’s men are the only unbeaten side in the League so far.
Their standing at the top of the mountain has a lot to do with the contributions of the team rather than one individual. Almost every single player in the side has contributed immensely to the success of the team. Joel Matip, Trent-Alexander Arnold, Andrew Robertson, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have all performed consistently.
However, if one were to choose one name from the bunch, it would have to be Mane. The Senegalese has scored 6 goals and provided 2 assists so far this season. However, his contribution to the side goes beyond the numbers.
Mane simply gives too much on the field, with or without the ball. At the moment, he is simply irreplaceable to the team. The forward wants to contribute and lays his life on the pitch and it shows in his performance. Mane is also a leader on the field. He may not wear the armband but his willingness to win is infectious and lifts the entire team.
Mane has been the fulcrum of a Liverpool side that just looks impossible to beat at the moment. He scores, he creates chances, makes tackles and wins duels. There is nothing he can’t do and that is why he is Liverpool’s best player of the season so far.
Tottenham- Harry Kane
From a team that has looked impossible to beat to a team that has made winning look impossible. Tottenham have had a largely disappointing season so far. The team has performed well below the standards they have set for themselves.
One of the very few clubs to break English football’s hierarchy and make the top 4 into a top 6, Tottenham look like they may not even qualify for Europe this season. The side has an abundance of top talent and yet, they are yet to win a match in their last 4 outings in the Premier League.
Tottenham have only managed to win 3 out of 11 matches in the league so far and are just 5 points away from the relegation zone. With the entire side collectively underperforming, it is extremely hard to choose one player whose performance stands above the others.
However, for the sake of this list, that honour goes to Harry Kane. The England skipper has already netted the ball 6 times in 10 matches and also has an assist to his name. In all competitions so far, he has 10 goals to his name in 13 matches so far. However, his performances have been far from extraordinary and does not look like a threat like he usually has in the past.
Regardless, Kane is still a class player like his teammates. A couple of wins is all it could take for Tottenham and Kane to regain their form. However, he is currently ill and the Lilywhites will have to do without their number one striker for a little while.