At the end of another long, dramatic season for Liverpool, This Is Anfield contributors have voted for their award winners for the 2023/24 season and given their overall rating.

The season threatened to be legendary at one point with a top four seemingly possible, but the campaign ended in anticlimactic fashion.

Who stands out in the various categories of the This Is Anfield end-of-season awards?

Here’s what our associates think…

Matt Ladson

Alexis Mac Allister of Liverpool scores his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Anfield in Liverpool.  Picture date: Thursday, 04/04/2024.Alexis Mac Allister of Liverpool scores his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Anfield in Liverpool.  Picture date: Thursday, 04/04/2024.

Player of the season: Alexis McAllister

Young Player of the Season: Jarell Quansah

Most Improved Player: Harvey Elliott

Season Goal: Alexis McAllister vs. Fulham

Biggest Disappointment: Defeat against Atalanta and thus failure even in the final of the Europa League.

Overall Season Rating: 3


Jack Lusby

Player of the season: Alexis McAllister

Young Player of the Season: Harvey Elliott

Most Improved Player: Jarell Quansah

Season Goal: Dominik Szoboszlai vs. Leicester

Biggest Disappointment: Thiago’s fitness.

Overall Season Rating out of 5: 3


Joanna Durkan

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 28, 2024: Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk celebrates after scoring the fourth goal during the FA Cup 4th round match between Liverpool and Norwich City FC at Anfield.  Liverpool won 5-2.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propagand)LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 28, 2024: Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk celebrates after scoring the fourth goal during the FA Cup 4th round match between Liverpool and Norwich City FC at Anfield.  Liverpool won 5-2.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propagand)

Player of the season: Virgil van Dijk

Young Player of the Season: Jarell Quansah

Most Improved Player: I’m torn between the two, but I’ll say Caoimhin Kelleher, who made the most of his unexpected opportunity.

Season Goal: Alexis McAllister vs. Fulham

Biggest Disappointment: How we collapsed at the most important moment of the season – those two results from Man United absolutely killed us.

Overall Season Rating out of 5: 3.5


David Lynch

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Monday, May 13, 2024: Liverpool's Jarell Quansah celebrates after scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Aston Villa FC and Liverpool FC at Villa Park.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propagand)BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Monday, May 13, 2024: Liverpool's Jarell Quansah celebrates after scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Aston Villa FC and Liverpool FC at Villa Park.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propagand)

Player of the season: Virgil van Dijk

Young Player of the Season: Jarell Quansah

Most Improved Player: Harvey Elliott

Season Goal: Alexis McAllister vs. Fulham

Biggest Disappointment: Another season cut short due to injuries.

Overall Season Rating out of 5: 4


Sam Milne

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday 3 December 2023: Alexis McAllister of Liverpool scores the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Fulham at Anfield.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propagand)LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday 3 December 2023: Alexis McAllister of Liverpool scores the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Fulham at Anfield.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propagand)

Player of the season: Alexis McAllister

Young Player of the Season: Harvey Elliott

Most Improved Player: Jarell Quansah

Season Goal: Alexis McAllister vs. Fulham

Biggest Disappointment: That’s how self-imposed our slump at the end of the season was.

Overall Season Rating out of 5: 3.5


Henry Jackson

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Monday, May 13, 2024: Liverpool's Jarell Quansah (R) celebrates with team-mate captain Virgil van Dijk after scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Aston Villa FC and Liverpool FC at Villa Park.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propagand)BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Monday, May 13, 2024: Liverpool's Jarell Quansah (R) celebrates with team-mate captain Virgil van Dijk after scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Aston Villa FC and Liverpool FC at Villa Park.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propagand)

Player of the season: Virgil van Dijk

Young Player of the Season: Harvey Elliott

Most Improved Player: Jarell Quansah

Season Goal: Alexis McAllister vs. Sheffield United

Biggest Disappointment: The mentality shown in both Old Trafford games. So weak there, over and over again.

Overall Season Rating out of 5: 3.5 seems about right – three would be rough, but doesn’t guarantee a four.


Adam Beattie

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 5, 2024: Harvey Elliott of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield.  Liverpool won 4-2.  (Photo by Ryan Brown/Propaganda)LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 5, 2024: Harvey Elliott of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield.  Liverpool won 4-2.  (Photo by Ryan Brown/Propaganda)

Player of the season: Alexis McAllister

Young Player of the Season: Harvey Elliott

Most Improved Player: It’s really tricky, but I’d probably have to go with Jarell Quansah in terms of the jump he’s made in one year.

Season Goal: Alexis McAllister vs. Fulham

Biggest Disappointment: Two results at Old Trafford.

Overall Season Rating out of 5: 3.5


Chris Williams

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 5, 2024: Goalkeeper Alisson Becker of Liverpool after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield.  (Photo by Ryan Brown/Propaganda)LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 5, 2024: Goalkeeper Alisson Becker of Liverpool after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield.  (Photo by Ryan Brown/Propaganda)

Player of the season: Alisson

Young Player of the Season: Jarell Quansah

Most Improved Player: Alexis McAllister

Season Goal: Alexis McAllister vs. Sheffield United

Biggest Disappointment: Darwin Nunez and April’s weak mentality.

Overall Season Rating out of 5: 3 and winning the League Cup saved him from 2.

It was a season that looked promising but was ultimately let down by a mental collapse, on the pitch and in the dugout, with the title in their own destiny and the Europa League final within easy reach.


Carl Matchett

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday 9 December 2023: Liverpool's Harvey Elliott celebrates after scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Crystal Palace FC and Liverpool FC at Selhurst Park.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propagand)LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday 9 December 2023: Liverpool's Harvey Elliott celebrates after scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Crystal Palace FC and Liverpool FC at Selhurst Park.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propagand)

Player of the season: Virgil van Dijk

Young Player of the Season: Jarell Quansah

Most Improved Player: Joe Gomez, but Caoimhin Kelleher definitely deserves a mention.

Season Goal: Combination of Wataru Enda and Trent Alexander-Arnold against Fulham

Biggest Disappointment: Trent Alexander-Arnold, singles. Collectively, the absolute loss defensively and offensively over the last three months indicates really poor preparation/coaching/mentality/drive.

Overall Season Rating out of 5: 3. For eight months, the domestic form was better than expected, but the last two months were almost minus two. Winning the cup saves that.


Results

Overall, we’re going with Mac Allister as player of the season, with Van Dijk a close second.

The best youngster was between Elliott and Quansah, so we decided to give Elliott the young player of the season award, while Quansah gets the most improved award.

Goal of the season goes to Mac Allister for his sublime strike from outside the boot against Fulham on December 3, a match packed with contenders for the award.

Overall, we rate the season a 3.5 out of 5. If the season had stopped in April, we could have been looking at full ratings, but the late collapse dampened spirits significantly.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here