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Friday, 1 November, 2002, 16:29 GMT
Houllier, Zola bag awards
Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier
Houllier is all smiles as Liverpool ride high
Gerard Houllier and Gianfranco Zola have won the Barclaycard manager and player of the month awards for October.

The Liverpool manager has led his side to the top of the Premiership table with six consecutive league wins.


I want to share the accolade with my players, the staff and the fans
Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier

And Houllier attributes the Reds' fantastic domestic form to the quality and mental attitude of the players.

Houllier said: "We have a belief about us that it is going to be a special year.

"We know where we want to go. We've got the quality and probably the right mental attitude.

"But we will stay as quiet as we are until the end of the season.

"You are bound to have better results if you have a strong sense of humility.

"When you are named manager of the month, it really means you have the best team of the month.

"I want to share the accolade with my players, the staff and the fans. You don't win things on your own."

Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola
Zola's form has been sensational this season

Meanwhile, Zola, 36, has been in mesmerising form for Chelsea and is the Premiership's top scorer with eight goals.

The London club are currently third, eight points behind Liverpool and four behind champions Arsenal.

The Barclaycard Awards Panel said: "When it comes to great Barclaycard Premiership players, they don't come much better than Gianfranco Zola.

"As a player he has skill, vision and an eye for goal, attributes that have made him a Stamford Bridge legend.

"At the tender age of 36 he is still turning in world class displays for his club and leads the race for the Golden Boot."

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