Friday, April 22, 2011

Meireles Fans’ Player of the Year

Liverpool Football Club’s Raul Meireles has won the PFA Fans Player of the Year award.

The Portugal international joined the Reds from Porto in an £11.5million deal in the summer, and he has enjoyed a fine debut campaign in England.

Meireles’ performances have been recognised enough to land him the Fans award, and the 28-year-old has been hailed by manager Kenny Dalglish.

"Raul has always had the ability he has shown recently," said the Scot. "Maybe he's settled down a little bit and is more comfortable and confident because he is playing well.

"It is fantastic to see Raul doing so well. He has always been a talented footballer, he's always had what we are seeing now but it's been trying to get it out and it is coming out now.”