After yet another month of excellent play, Mohamed Salah has been voted as PFA Player of the Month for December.
The £36.7 million bargain buy from AS Roma has won the PFA Player of the Month for the second consecutive month after winning the award in November as well.
For the month of December, Salah scored six goals and provided four assists to help the Reds win a total of 18 points from an available 24 over the festive period. This kind of form proves that although Philippe Coutinho will be a huge miss now that he is off to Barcelona, Liverpool are not short on attacking talent and shouldn’t struggle too much in his absence.
Salah was voted as the player of the month by winning an impressive 50% of the public’s votes after a great month in red.
It’s been a great week personally for Salah who was crowned CAF African Player of the Year for 2017 at an awards ceremony in Ghana. The Egyptian flyer has gone from strength to strength and many consider him to be Liverpool’s best player in Coutinho’s absence.
With the Brazilian now signing for Barcelona, Jurgen Klopp will be even more reliant on his summer signing who has scored 24 goals in 31 appearances already this season.
Manchester City visit Anfield this coming weekend and although the league leaders beat Liverpool 5-0 at the Etihad earlier this season and are unbeaten, Klopp and the players will fancy their chances given that they are on a 17 game unbeaten run and have shown considerable character in recent games to win.
The signing of Virgil van Dijk also bolsters a somewhat dodgy backline and inspires confidence across the pitch. Come Sunday afternoon, Liverpool will be certain to try and do what Crystal Palace almost did before the round of FA Cup fixtures.