Last Update 4:52
Thursday, 22 February 2018

Liverpool's Salah wins PFA Player of the Month award

The Pharaohs star Salah retains the award he also won last month

Ahram Online , Monday 8 Jan 2018
Salah
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Leicester City during the English Premier League soccer match at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Saturday Dec. 30, 2017 AP
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1743
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1743

Egypt and Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has won the Professional Footballer's Association's Player of the Month award for December; landing the prize for the second successive month.

Liverpool's No.11, who is second in the Premier league top scorers' list with 17 goals, earned 50 per cent of the public vote in the poll, Liverpool said on their official website on Monday.

Salah's teammate Philippe Coutinho, Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Tottenham striker Harry Kane (the league's top scorer) were all competing for the award along with the Egyptian international.

Salah scored six goals and provided four assists during eight appearances in December, helping Liverpool to five wins and three draws.

The former Chelsea, Fiorentina and AS Roma man also won both the PFA and EA SPORTS Player of the Month awards for November.

The 25-year-old was crowned African player of the year for 2017 on Thursday in a ceremony in Accra, beating off competitors Sadio Mane of Senegal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon.

Salah – who also won the BBC African player of the year– was rewarded for his performance in 2017 in achieving a lot of successes on the club and country levels.

He played an instrumental role in guiding Egypt to the final of the 2017 African Cup of Nations after a seven-year drought, as well as realising their long-held dream of reaching the World Cup for the first time since 1990.

Switching to Liverpool from AS Roma for an African and club record of €42million, he proved to be worth every penny since the summer.

Salah bagged 23 goals in 29 games in all competitions before the new year, shattering previous records of several Liverpool's legends, including Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler and Kenny Dalglish, and equalling the record set by Roger Hunt in 1961.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.