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Alisson Becker GoalKeeper of the Year 2019 Dubai GlobeSoccer Award

Dubai, 2019-12-29

Having convinced the critics to unanimously deem him best goalkeeper at the World Cup, the Brazilian won the triple of prizes allocated to the player that best dominates the space between the posts. He is receiving the Globe Soccer award at the end of a year that saw him win accolades as IFFHS Goalkeeper of the Year as well as Best Goalkeeper in The Best FIFA Football Awards.

It only took a few years for Alisson to ascend to the heights of global football, first reaching the semi-final with Roma and then winning, a year later, the European title, during his first season in England with Liverpool.

Mohamed Salah named Standard Chartered Player of the Month for February 2018

Liverpoolfc, 8th March 2018

Mohamed Salah collected his fifth Standard Chartered Player of the Month award of the season at Melwood today after being voted Liverpool’s star man in February.

The Egyptian continued his sensational form by scoring in every Reds match, beginning with a double against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield – with his second a sublime piece of individual skill.

He went on to net at Southampton, where he also assisted Roberto Firmino, and in the Champions League rout at Porto before creating one and scoring another as West Ham United were beaten 4-1 at Anfield.

Salah was a landslide winner in the poll of fans on this website, ahead of second-placed Firmino and left-back Andy Robertson in third.

“I am very happy to win it again,” the No.11 told Liverpoolfc.com upon collecting the accolade. “I’m happy with the results we had in February, they were good results for us, but we’re already looking forward to our next game.

“I’m pleased with my form, but everyone did good throughout the month. We won three games – and the most important thing, as I’ve said, is always the results for the team.”

In total, Salah scored five goals during the month, including solo stunners against Spurs and FC Porto.

So, which was his favourite and is it the best goal he’s ever scored?

“All of the goals were goal important for me, but if I had to choose one in February it would be the second goal against Tottenham,” he said.

“I think this season, I could choose this goal as my best and the first goal against Southampton also. Everton was also good, too. It’s hard to say if it’s the best one.”

Having been named on the bench for the midweek draw with Porto, Salah will be aiming to return to Liverpool’s starting line-up when the Reds travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on Saturday lunchtime.

“We’re playing so good at the moment and our position in the Premier League is improving and much better,” said the 32-goal forward. “We’re now in third and we play the next game against Manchester United, second against third, so it’s an important game. We have confidence, we’re playing good and we need to keep that going.”

Standard Chartered Player of the Month winners 2017-18

August: Mohamed Salah
September: Mohamed Salah
October: Dejan Lovren
November: Mohamed Salah
December: Mohamed Salah
January: Roberto Firmino
February: Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah named Standard Chartered Player of the Month for August 2019

Liverpoolfc, 12th September 2019

Mohamed Salah today collected the first Standard Chartered Player of the Month award of the 2019-20 season.

The Egyptian was voted Liverpool’s star man in August after three goals and two assists in six appearances in all competitions.

Salah scored one and created another when the Reds opened their Premier League campaign with a 4-1 win over Norwich City at Anfield.

He then helped Jürgen Klopp’s side clinch the UEFA Super Cup, coolly scoring in the penalty shootout with Chelsea in Istanbul.

The No.11 featured in each of the subsequent Premier League victories against Southampton, Arsenal – in which he converted a spot-kick and produced a sublime individual goal – and Burnley, where he teed up his side’s third goal.

Salah edged out fellow forwards Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in our Standard Chartered Player of the Month poll here on Liverpoolfc.com.

“I am happy to win the award, but the most important thing as I’ve said before is winning games,” he said upon receiving the trophy at Melwood on Thursday. “We won all of our games last month in the league, we had good results, so we need to keep focused on our games and keep winning.

“We had a good month. We won a trophy in that time, so it was something unbelievable for us as a team. Everyone showed with our performances and the way we can play, so we’re happy about what we have right now.”

One of Salah’s highlights from the month was that aforementioned stunning solo effort against Arsenal.

The Egyptian sped beyond Gunners defender David Luiz on the right touchline before making his way into the area and coolly slotting into the corner to give Liverpool a three-goal advantage.

So, was it one of his best for the club?

Salah smiled: “Yes, it was one of my best… I can’t say it was my best one so far, but I liked it.

“It was an important time for the team to feel comfortable in the game because the score was 2-0 and they had played well. We needed to kill the game and I think that goal made a difference.

“It is always good to score goals, but as I have said many times, the most important thing is for the team winning the game. As long as we’re winning, it doesn’t matter who scores.”

Salah’s three goals in four Premier League games means he’s recorded his best scoring start to a top-flight campaign.

“I feel good,” he continued. “Last season and the season before I’d scored three goals after eight or nine games, so to score them after three or four games I am happy about it. But the most important thing is for the team to keep winning, winning, winning and winning.”

Salah Becomes First Egyptian Ever to Win Premier League Player of the Month Award

EGYPTIAN STREETS. DECEMBER 15, 2017

For his outstanding performance during November, Egyptian football star and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been rewarded with the EA Sports Player of the Month Award, the Premier League announced on its website.

After scoring seven goals in just four matches, Salah becomes the first ever Egyptian to win the award in Premier League history.

“Thank you for voting me player of the month in November,” Salah said in response to the announcement.

“That month, I scored seven goals and it’s a good feeling, but for me the most important thing is the result and we had good results that month,” he added.

“Each month I want to score many goals and help the team to win games.”

Salah netted two goals in each of Liverpool’s victories against West Ham United, Southampton and Stoke City, and scored one goal in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

Salah, the Premier League’s top scorer with 13 goals this season, received the most combined votes from fans, Premier League captains and a panel of experts, beating six other contenders for the award.

The Egyptian joined the Liverpool team in June and has since made headlines in England and across the world after scoring 20 goals in 24 appearances with his new team.

Prior to joining Liverpool, Salah spent two seasons in Roma where he scored 29 goals in 65 Serie A appearances.

Last week, he won the BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017, beating his Senegalese Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Borussia Dortmund Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang..

Burnley’s Robbie Brady, Manchester City duo Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, Ashley Young of Manchester United, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi were also nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month Award.

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah wins Player of the Month for November 2019 for scoring seven goals in four games

dailymail. Sunday, Dec 29th 2019

Mohamed Salah has been crowned Premier League player of the month for November 2019
  • Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is the Premier League’s top scorer so far this season
  • The Egypt international has scored 13 goals in the Premier League already
  • The 25-year-old said: ‘Each month I want to score many goals and help to win’

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been crowned Premier League player of the month for November after scoring seven goals in four matches.

The 25-year-old is the leading scorer in the Premier League with 13 goals so far this season.

Upon being presented with the award at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground, Salah said: ‘Each month I want to score many goals and help the team to win games.

‘That month, I scored seven goals and it’s a good feeling, but for me the most important thing is the result and we had good results that month.’

Salah’s seven goals came against doubles against West Ham, Southampton and Chelsea while also netting in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea.

He has scored 20 goals in all competitions for Liverpool this season, his first at Anfield following his £39million summer transfer from Roma.

Salah is in line to feature for Liverpool at Bournemouth on Sunday as Jurgen Klopp’s side look to hit back after drawing their last two games against West Brom and Everton.

But Liverpool boss Klopp warned before the 0-0 draw against West Brom that Salah may need to be left out of the starting line-up for a rest due to a minor hamstring concern.

‘I took Mo Salah off as he had a hamstring a little bit,’ Klopp said after the Everton match. ‘Everyone said “how can you take him off?” I don’t go out and say “Yeah, but he is close to being injured’. He isn’t at the moment, thank God.’

Mohamed Salah is the fastest player on FIFA 18 after being named Premier League Player of the Month AGAIN

dailymail. PUBLISHED: 12:45 GMT, 13 April 2018

Salah has been voted the Premier League Player of the Month for a record breaking third time
  • This is the first time a player has even won the award three times in one season
  • During his three games in March, Salah scored six goals and got three assists
  • Salah needs six more goals to break the all-time Premier League record

Once again, Mohamed Salah has been voted in as the Premier League Player of the Month, earning him his EIGHTH special card on FIFA 18 with more probably on the way – making him the sole fastest player in the game.

The Egyptian international has been having an incredible season for Liverpool and he has already broken one record as he is now the first ever player to win the award three times in one season.

And he could break another, with a current tally of 29, Salah needs to score six more goals in his remaining five games to break Alan Shearer and Andy Cole’s record of most goals in a Premier League season.

This has earned Salah his eighth special card on FIFA 18, making him the fastest on the game

His new card on FIFA 18 Ultimate Team looks ridiculous, bumping up the winger to a 93 overall. His last PotM card had 98 pace, meaning he was the joint fastest player on the game with Team of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, his new card gives him 99 pace which is the highest possible rating and leading him to being the sole owner of the record. On top of that, the card has 96 dribbling, 93 shooting and 91 passing – this card is going to be an unstoppable force.

Salah is undoubtedly deserving of the award but he had tough competition as Romelu Lukaku, David Silva, Son Heung-min, Cenk Tosun, and Chris Wood were also in the voting.

But this isn’t the first time Salah has won a poll, his exceptional performances resulted in nearly 80% of FIFA fans wanting to see him as FIFA 19’s cover star.

Mohamed Salah is Your Premier League Player of the Month November 2017

The Liverpool Offside. Dec 15, 2017

It was a November to remember for Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.

November was a particularly fruitful month for Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian forward scored seven goals in four matches for Liverpool. He’s been the talk of the town and the league. Now the powers that be have taken a notice as well. And they’ve handed the nicest man in football a nice, little trophy. Premier League Player of the Month.

“Each month I want to score many goals and help the team to win games,” said Salah at Melwood, award in hand.

“That month, I scored seven goals and it’s a good feeling, but for me the most important thing is the result and we had good results that month.”

Salah’s tally for November includes three braces. West Ham United, Southampton and Stoke City all conceded two goals to Liverpool’s newest sensation. Chelsea weren’t as permitting, surrendering just the one.

It’s an impressive short list to top. Those other players up for the Mr. November award were Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Manchester United’s Ashley Young, Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi and Burnley’s Robbie Brady.

“For me, I’m always saying we have to win something for ourselves, for the fans, for the team.

“For me as Mohamed, I want to score many goals to help the team win titles.”

For me as Matt, I think that sounds wonderful. Salah has scored thirteen goals in the league already, five more have come in the Champions League, with a total of six assists in all competitions. He’s certainly been helping the team this season and long may that continue. Liverpool just might need a few more of him before we can talk titles, though.

Mohamed Salah creates Premier League history with March 2018 POTM win

Liverpoolfc, 13th April 2018

Mohamed Salah’s six Premier League goals in March have earned the Liverpool forward the division’s Player of the Month award for the third time this season – a new record for the competition.

The Egyptian retained the honour after half-a-dozen strikes in four appearances increased his overall league tally for 2017-18 to 29 as he chases the Golden Boot in his debut Reds campaign.

Salah opened the scoring in a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United, bagged four of Liverpool’s five – and set up the other – as Watford were thrashed at Anfield, and hit the winner against Crystal Palace on the final day of the month.

He claimed the accolade ahead of Romelu Lukaku, David Silva, Son Heung-min, Cenk Tosun and Chris Wood.

It is the first time a player has ever won the award three times in the same season.

Mohamed Salah today received the Standard Chartered Player of the Month award for September 2017

Liverpoolfc, 12th October 2017

Mohamed Salah returned to Melwood on Thursday morning to collect his second Standard Chartered Player of the Month award of the season – and was adamant Liverpool are ready to fight to improve upon their recent run as they reconvene following the international break.

Fresh from his heroics in helping Egypt secure a place at next year’s World Cup finals for the first time since 1990, the No.11 picked up the Reds’ star man accolade for September.

Salah tallied 41 per cent of the vote on Liverpoolfc.com, seeing off competition from Philippe Coutinho (23 per cent) to claim the prize for the second month running.

September ultimately proved a largely frustrating month for the Reds with just one win in seven matches stretching into October, but with Manchester United next up this Saturday lunchtime, the forward was eager to outline why he and his teammates are determined to get back on track.

“I have to say thank you very much to the fans and I am happy to win it,” Salah said upon being presented with the trophy at Melwood. “But now we have to keep fighting and improve our results a little bit.

“It’s a big game on Saturday, everyone in the world will watch the game. It’s a big game for us too because we have to keep fighting and improve our results, as I said. I hope we can get the win.

“We always fight in each game, but this game is a big game and can make a difference for us. We have to improve our place in the table. We have to fight and try to win the game.”

Mohamed Salah collects Standard Chartered Player of the Month prize for October 2018

Liverpoolfc, 22nd November 2018

Mohamed Salah today received the Standard Chartered Player of the Month award for October after being voted the team’s star man by Liverpool fans.

After the month began with defeat in Naples and a stalemate against Manchester City, the No.11 was an integral figure in three successive wins for the Reds.

Salah coolly scored the only goal of the Premier League clash with Huddersfield Town before bagging two in the Champions League win over Red Star Belgrade, which brought up his half-century for the club in a record-breaking 65 appearances.

The Egyptian then netted one and created two to help Liverpool defeat Cardiff City at Anfield as they maintained an unbeaten start to their league campaign.

And Salah’s efforts were enough to take the majority of votes in a poll of supporters on Liverpoolfc.com, ahead of Xherdan Shaqiri in second and Georginio Wijnaldum third.

“It was not a bad month [for me], but I’m already looking forward to the next game,” he said after receiving the award at Melwood on Thursday.

“I’m happy with the results so far – with the team’s results firstly and my goals second; to score a goal to help the team is always something I like to try to do.

“We’ve started the season very well. All the players have put in great performances, so we have to carry on like this.”

Three of Salah’s four goals came at Anfield during the month, including the aforementioned 50th for the club overall.

It was a feat the Egyptian achieved quicker than any other player in Liverpool’s history, meaning he surpassed the mark previously set by Albert Stubbins (77 matches).

“I’ve said before in interviews, it’s always a good feeling to play and score at Anfield,” Salah said. “The record I have at home is great and I really enjoy playing at Anfield a lot.

“I’m looking forward to reaching 100 goals for Liverpool! Let’s see what happens, but there are many targets to try to aim for before then – first to try to win something for the club, to achieve something and continue winning games.

“Those things are more important than 100 goals.”