Liverpool sensation may have missed out on the FIFA Best Men’s Player accolade, but he didn’t go home empty-handed as at a star-studded gala night in London, the Egyptian winger picked up the FIFA Puskas Award for his memorable strike against Merseyside rivals Everton in the Premier League.
The fact that he beat off competition from Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, both of whom netted sensational bicycle kicks for Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, left many fans bemused.
It’s not to take away from the quality of Salah’s strike, for the Egpytian’s mazy dribble inside the box was certainly noteworthy, but if club teammate James Milner is to be believed, it wasn’t even his best goal:
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) September 24, 2018
Milner’s quite the sensation on Twitter and his latest post has gone down well with the Liverpool faithful despite his ribbing of Anfield hero Salah.
The former Roma winger joined the Reds on the back of a £35 million deal and quickly went about making a mockery of his sizeable transfer fee.
Salah netted an incredible 44 goals in all competitions as Liverpool finished third in the Premier League and reached the UEFA Champions League final.
He was rewarded for his exploits for club and country with a nomination for the FIFA Best Men’s Player award, eventually losing out to Luka Modric.
Perplexlingly, despite making the three-man shortlist for the FIFA Best Men’s Player gong, Salah didn’t make the FIFA FIFPro World XI, with Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo getting the nod ahead of him.
So far in the current campaign , Salah has found the back of the net thrice for the Reds.
It’s a crucial week for the Egyptian, for Liverpool play his former side Chelsea twice in the span of a few days, first in the Carabao Cup and then in the Premier League.