Raul Meireles was today named the PFA Fans' Player of the Year for 2010-11.
The Liverpool midfielder beat off competition from a number of other Premier League stars to scoop the accolade in his debut season in English football.
Since arriving from FC Porto in August, Meireles has established himself as a key player for the Reds, making 37 appearances and scoring five goals so far this term.
All of his goals have come since Kenny Dalglish returned to the club as manager in January, including the winner against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
"Raul has always had the ability he has shown recently," commented Dalglish.
"Maybe he's settled down a little bit and is more comfortable and confident because he is playing well but there's been nothing drastic [tactically] for any of the players really.
"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 and he's scoring goals."