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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.”

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.”