Reds duo scoop awards
Rafa Benitez and Steven Gerrard have been named as the Premier League Manager and Player of the Month for March. Both men have recently signed new deals to stay with the club and it was an excellent month for the Reds on the pitch as they battled back into the title race. Liverpool started March with a 2-0 victory over Sunderland before a stunning 4-1 win against fierce rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford. Gerrard was in inspirational form against United and was again the star of the show in the 5-0 thrashing of Aston Villa a week later. His hat-trick against Villa helped Liverpool close to within one point of United with eight games of the season remaining. Gerrard has now been named Player of the Month an unprecedented five times in his career. Benitez has also won the manager's prize on five occasions, with his most recent success coming in October.
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