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VIDEO: Salah claims BBC African Footballer of the Year award for second consecutive year

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and Liverpool star has managed to win for the second year in a row after he was voted to clinch the individual accolade.

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.

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