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Brighton boss Hughton hails ‘outstanding’ Mohamed Salah

Brighton boss Hughton hails 'outstanding' Mohamed Salah

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Brighton & Hove Albion manager has praised , saying his humility has helped him this season.

The Egyptian is having an incredible debut season at Anfield, scoring 43 goals while providing 15 assists in 47 games across all competitions.

READ: Jurgen Klopp full of praise for Mohamed Salah ahead of Roma clash

Salah failed to score against Brighton this season when Liverpool thrashed them 5-1 last December, however, the Seagulls will face Liverpool again when they visit Anfield on the final day of the season.

And their manager Chris Hughton has praised the Egyptian, saying that no one could have expected the impact he has had this season.

“I think probably the best thing about what he has achieved this season is that it was unexpected,” Hughton told ESPN.

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“I don’t think anybody expected him not to have a good season, he’s in a very good side that play a style of football I think suits him.

“I think everybody expected him to have a good season, but not the season he’s had which is absolutely outstanding.

“When he misses a chance at the weekend against Stoke, everybody was almost astounded because of the levels that he has reached.

“But to be able to do that in the fashion that he’s done it, he seems an incredibly humble individual, very down to earth and I’m sure that in some way has helped him to have the season he has had.

“But he’s been absolutely outstanding,” he added.

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He managed to land the PFA Player of the Year award and the Football Writers’ Player of the Year, as well as winning the Premier League Player of the Month award three times this season.

READ: Elmohamady discusses comparing Salah with Messi, Ronaldo

Salah is also currently leading the Golden Boot race with 31 goals, four ahead of Tottenham’s Harry Kane, with only three league games remaining.

His next game will be against his former side AS Roma, when they host Liverpool in the return-leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday.

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