VIDEO: Salah claims BBC African Footballer of the Year award for second consecutive year
Salah made it to the five-man shortlist along with French-Moroccan defender Medhi Benatia, Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly, Liverpool teammate and Senegal’s forward Sadio Mane and Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey.
The 2017/2018 Premier League’s Player of the Year scored 44 goals in 52 games for Liverpool last season.
“It’s a great feeling to win again. I’m happy and I would like to win it also next year!” Salah told BBC.
“There have been many good moments in 2018,” he added. “The game against Roma at Anfield [Champions League semi-final first leg] was unbelievable. I’m scoring goals and helping the team to get the points to be top of the league. That’s always a great feeling.”
“My aim is to win something with the club so everyone is excited. I try to push myself every day to help the team win something.”
The 26-year-old hitman was also named the 2017 BBC African Player of the Year, becoming the third-ever Egyptian to win the prestigious award after Mohamed Barakat and Mohamed Abou-Treika
Following his second successive triumphing of the award, he has become the second player in history to win it after Nigeria’s Jay-Jay Okocha.
The mindset of a champion🤩🔥
🎙”I’d like to win it next year also. I’m looking forward to it from now”
— KingFut.com (@King_Fut) December 14, 2018
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