Mohamed Salah wins double Liverpool awards including August’s Goal of the Month

Mohamed Salah had a good start to his career at Liverpool, winning the Reds’ goal of the month on Wednesday.

The Egyptian wideman has hit the ground running at Liverpool since his £36.9m arrival from Roma, finding the net four times in pre-season before also scoring in games against Watford, Hoffenheim and Arsenal.

And it was the goal against the Gunners in the 4-0 win last month which emerged the winner of the club’s official Goal of the Month.

An outstanding run of form saw Jurgen Klopp’s side register 14 goals in five games in August – but it was Salah’s goal against Arsenal which took the limelight – despite having contention from the likes of Trent Alexandre-Arnold, Emre Can and Sadio Mane.

The pacey Salah prevented Hector Bellerin from gaining possession in the Reds’ half before racing unopposed the entire length of the Arsenal half and calmly getting the ball past Petr Cech on August 27.

The award became Salah second award in the month of August after he was honored with the club’s Player of the Month award due to his exemplary performances.

Salah won 52 per cent of the 32,325 votes on the club’s official website, waving off competition from Mane and Alexander-Arnold, who won 20 and 16 per cent respectively.

Rumours of a knee injury sustained on international duty were dismissed by Egypt’s team doctor earlier this week.
Mohamed El-Ela is quoted as saying: “There is no injury to Salah, he is completely ready for the match [against Uganda].

“Salah complained only after the end of the Uganda match, it was just a complaint no more and no less, and he is not injured.”

The speedster is expected to make an appearance when Liverpool travel to Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime.

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