Mohamed Salah’s stunning strike in the Merseyside derby last season has won the 2018 Puskás Award for best goal.

Since signing for the Reds last summer, Salah has won numerous personal accolades, with his performances for club and country earning him prestigious awards like the BBC African Player of the Year, PFA Player of the Year and Football Writers’ Player of the Year.

During a ceremony on Monday evening, Mo was awarded the Puskás Award for best goal scored in 2018 to honour his strike against Everton where he finished into the top right-hand corner from an incredibly tight angle.

I personally believe his goals against Roma in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final tie against AS Roma and in the Premier League against Tottenham Hotspur were better but nonetheless, it’s great to see Salah still receiving credit for his debut season with the Reds.


After being awarded the prestigious prize at The Best award ceremony, Mo said: “Very happy, very proud, thanks to everyone who voted for me. Looking forward to another award tonight!”

Despite not looking very sharp this season, Salah has three goals and two assists and has achieved the same number as he had by this stage last season. The Egyptian remains an integral part of this Liverpool side and will be crucial to any chances of winning silverware.

With fixtures against Chelsea (2), Napoli and Manchester City to come in the next two weeks, Liverpool are already at a crucial stage in the season but after winning their first seven games of the season, they are in a fantastic position to really kick on.

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