Mane voted Player of Month for August/September

Matt Stead

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has been voted PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for August and September.

Mane earned almost half of the votes on the poll held by Sky Sports, receiving 38,199 of the 78,000 votes cast.

The forward signed for Liverpool from Southampton in the summer for a fee which could rise to £34million, and has started the season excellently for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.

He has scored three goals and assisted just one in five Premier League games, while he also registered two assists in the EFL Cup victory over Burton in August.

Mane held off competition from Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City, who came second with 24,340 votes. Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue was third with 6,256 votes.

The rest of the top six included Chelsea striker Diego Costa (4,247), West Ham winger Michail Antonio (3,116) and Curtis Davies of Hull (1,837).