The defenders got all the glory for Liverpool this month by voting for the Standard Chartered Player of the Month. Taylor Hinds reclaimed her title after winning the award in November and December. She won her first trophy of 2022 after starting in all three games in February.
Hinds scored in the Reds’ win over Coventry City. Although they put in a terrible performance when they lost to WSL leaders Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup, their two clean sheets in the league helped solidify their lead in the league.
Virgil van Dijk started all seven of Liverpool’s matches in February, helping them to five clean sheets and seven wins in that span. He scored a header against Leeds United in injury time, giving the Reds their sixth goal of the match.
Liverpool ended the month beating Chelsea on penalties to claim their (hopefully) first trophy of the season with the League Cup. Van Dijk himself scored Liverpool’s third successful penalty in that epic shootout.
“No, it wasn’t a bad month at all!” van Dijk said in an interview with the official website. “It’s something to build on, of course, and I’m just happy we’re finding a good rhythm. Winning games is obviously the most important thing and having fun there, even with the tough times we have in games as well.
Van Dijk has spent this season reminding us how much we missed him last season, and proving that his knee injury is well and truly behind him. With Liverpool still competitive on three fronts, they will need stronger performances from the Dutch captain to secure a great end to the season.