Liverpool's Salah claims PL Player of the Month for October award

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 12 Nov 2021

Liverpool's Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah has been named the English Premier League player of the month for October after a superb performance.

Liverpool s Mohamed Salah, left, and West Ham s Declan Rice vie for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Liverpool at the London stadium in London, England, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. AP

The 29-year-old star made a blistering start to the new season, scoring 15 goals in as many appearances in all competitions, including 10 in the Premier League.

Salah won "the prize for the first time this season after scoring five goals in his four top-flight appearances during the month," read a statement on Liverpool's official website on Friday.

The Egyptian star passed shortlisted Ben Chilwell, Maxwell Cornet, Phil Foden, Valentino Livramento, Aaron Ramsdale, Declan Rice and Youri Tielemans to win the prize.

The Egyptian international has been named in a 30-man shortlist for the 2021 prestigious Ballon d'Or award, which will be announced later in December.

He narrowly missed out on the Premier League's top scorer award last season after finishing with 22 goals, just one behind Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

"Salah began October by scoring a stunning solo goal at Anfield against Manchester City, having initially done brilliantly to set up Sadio Mane's opener," Liverpool added in their statement.

"The No.11 then followed that up with another piece of magic away at Watford, before becoming the first-ever opposition player to score a Premier League hat-trick at Old Trafford during the Reds' 5-0 win over Manchester United,"

Salah is currently in a national team duty as Egypt is set to face Angola in the 5th round of Group F games of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers on Friday. 

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