Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah wins BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017

13 December, 2017, 03:47 | Author: Essie Rivera
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While Liverpool's season could be going a little better overall, there has been one important success story so far this campaign, and that's been Mohamed Salah.

Also, he played an integral role in helping to return Egypt to the World Cup after a 28-year hiatus.

"Since I left Egypt, in my mind, I want to be the best Egyptian ever".

Among the other contenders were his team-mate Sadio Mane, Chelsea's Victor Moses, Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Red Bull Leipzig's Naby Keita.

"So I need to thank my teammates [there] and also my teammates in the national team", he continued, calling all those he works with "very professional" and describing his happiness "with them".

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Salah has only been at Anfield for just under six months but has already rocketed in value following his £39million transfer from Roma, thanks to 18 goals and four assists in 22 Premier League and Champions League appearances.

He's also now leading the Premier League in goals.

Real Madrid C.F. president Florentino Perez has shown huge interest in Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and hopes to lure him away from the Reds next summer, according to Spanish reports.

While Salah has made a name for himself at Liverpool since his summer move from Roma, his biggest achievement to date came for his country.

"I always follow my own way and I want everyone in Egypt to follow my way", Salah went on to tell the BBC.

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