Egypt's Salah claims October's PL Player of the Month Award, aims for Ronaldo and Gerrard records

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 10 Nov 2023

Liverpool's dynamic Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah, has been named the English Premier League Player of the Month for October, as he sets his sights on surpassing the records of Cristiano Ronaldo and Steven Gerrard.

Liverpool s Egyptian striker #11 Mohamed Salah (L) holds the ball up during the UEFA Europa League Group E football match between Toulouse FC (TFC) and Liverpool at the Stadium de Toulouse, in Toulouse, southwestern France on November 9, 2023. AFP


The 31-year-old star has enjoyed a scintillating start to the new season, finding the net ten times in as many appearances across all competitions, including eight goals in the Premier League alone.

Salah secured the prestigious award for the first time this season, thanks to his impressive tally of five goals in three top-flight matches throughout October.

This marks the fifth time in his career that Salah has claimed the Player of the Month award, putting him on par with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

He now edges closer to the esteemed records of former Manchester United star Ronaldo and legendary Liverpool icon Gerrard, who have both won the award six times.

The accolade has been claimed the most times by former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Tottenham star Harry Kane, who each won it seven times.

The Egyptian sensation outshone other notable contenders on the shortlist, including Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz, Brentford's Bryan Mbeumo, Wolverhampton's Pedro Neto, Arsenal's Declan Rice, and Tottenham Hotspur's Cristian Romero, to secure the coveted prize.

Salah's exceptional performances have also earned him a place on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or, marking the fifth consecutive year he has received such recognition.

However, he experienced a setback last month when he dropped out of the top 10 for the first time since his Ballon d'Or debut in 2018.

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