Mohamed Salah: The Perfect Year for the King of Merseyside

The prolific forward is enjoying probably the most successful year of his illustrious career yet.

His scintillating form for both national team and club saw him crowned as the 2017 BBC African Player Of The Year beating his club teammate Sadio Mane and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the prize.

Mohammed Salah, who moved to Liverpool on a £39m deal from AS Roma, joined fellow Egyptians Mohammed Barakat and Mohammed Aboutrika to become the third Egyptian player to win Africa’s most prestigious award.

Salah helped Egypt finish second in the 2017 African Nations Cup and qualify for the 2018 World Cup. His amazing performances for Liverpool sees him sit at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts with 14 goals, while he managed to score 6 more in the Champions League.

His sterling display this year did not only earn him the award but also recognition with a lot of football critics tipping him to be one of the early contenders for the PFA award for the Premier League Player of the Year.

It does not only end there, reports have been circulating about Real Madrid having interest in securing the 25-year old’s services and attracting interest from such a team should be validation that he’s reached the certain set standard to play at the highest level.

It is barely a half a season through but with all his achievements in 2017, the future looks bright for the former Chelsea man. Furthermore, age is still on his side and the World Cup next year will offer him the opportunity to showcase his potential to an even bigger audience.


Written by Bonno Macheng

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