Liverpool forward shatters record after being named Player of the Season

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Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, has won the Premier League’s Player of the Season award.
The 25-year-old Egyptian was identified forthe award on Saturday for scoring 31 goals in 37 league matches in his first season since signing from Roma for £34m.
This was prior to his game yesterday where he set a new Premier League scoring record as Liverpool sealed a place in next season’s Champions League with an emphatic victory over Brighton.
He was the centre of attention as he was feted on his side’s home pitch after the match. There was the Golden Boot for Premier League’s top scorer to be presented, the club’s player of the year trophy too. The forward was clearly moved, and he shared the moment with his wife and young daughter.
It was his record goal that set the Reds on course to blowing Brighton away. The opener, a low finish from Dominic Solanke’s pass, was Salah’s 32nd goal of the campaign – the most by a player in a 38-game Premier League season.
Some doubted his ability to perform in England following his disappointing spell at Chelsea, but the goal that broke the Premier League record yesterday was his 44th in 51 games for Liverpool in all competitions this season.
“They say I didn’t have success here the first time,” he said prior to yesterday’s game. “So it was always in my mind to have success here in the Premier League. I am very happy. I am very proud to win it.”
Yesterday’s score now means that Salah has surpassed the record of 31 goals in a 38-game season which was held by Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, 1995-96), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, 2007-08) and Luis Suarez (Liverpool, 2013-14). Shearer (Newcastle United, 1993-94) and Andy Cole (Manchester United, 1993-94) jointly hold the record of 34 goals in a 42-match season

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