Egypt international Mohamed Salah has won the 2018 FIFA Puskas Award for his sensational goal against Everton at Anfield last season.
The Liverpool forward produced a moment of brilliance to light up his first Merseyside derby appearance, spinning away from his marker in the area before curling a shot into the far top corner.
And that strike was honoured at a ceremony in London on Monday, topping a shortlist of 10 goals nominated for 2018 Puskas Award following an online poll of fans.
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Meanwhile, Salah’s contribution to Liverpool’s run of six consecutive wins at the start of the season has been highlighted by Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp.
The forward has started each of those matches, registering two goals and two assists, but goes into Saturday’s meeting with Southampton at Anfield having not found the net in his last three outings.
That represents something of a fallow spell for a player who finished 2017-18 boasting a phenomenal total of 44 goals in just 52 appearances for the Reds. Klopp, though, also places importance on other facets of Salah’s game that he insists have helped his side begin the season so impressively.
“On the defensive side the last two games were outstanding, perfect from him,” the boss said on the club's official website.
“It’s so important in these games especially, so that says everything about him, that he is really ready to work for the team in these moments and it’s a completely normal situation for an offensive player that you have times when you don’t score. But he is still a threat.
“He had fantastic offensive situations in both of the last games. He is in a good shape, actually, and then finishing is never something you can take for granted. “I never do that and the players should never do that, only the supporters are allowed to do that! Really, he’s in good shape and the most important thing is that physically he is in a very good shape and that helps.”
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