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Mohamed Salah wins BBC’s African Footballer of the Year award

Mohamed Salah has capped off a brilliant year by winning the BBC’s African Footballer of the Year.

The Liverpool and Egypt forward has impressed for club and country and was the standout winner for the award.

Salah, who joined the Reds for £39million from Roma in the summer, has been one of Jurgen Klopp’s best performers this season.

The 25-year-old has scored 19 goals in 25 appearances for Liverpool, getting on the scoresheet 13 times in the Premier League, including the Merseyside derby against Eveton on Sunday. He has likewise scored six times in the Champions League.

His commitment for his national team has likewise been exceptional.

Not exclusively did he enable Egypt to make it to the last of the African Cup of Nations in Gabon, he additionally had a noteworthy influence in his nation meeting all requirements for the World Cup for the third time in their history.

might want to win this honor additionally one year from now,’ Salah disclosed to BBC Sport in the wake of accepting his honor.

‘I have dependably taken after my way, and I need everybody in Egypt to take after my way.

‘Since I played for Egypt, in my psyche, I need to be the best Egyptian ever. I buckle down and attempt to be unique in relating to them.’
It’s well deserved,’ said Reds boss Jurgen Klopp. ‘I am a really lucky person. I had the opportunity to work with a few outstanding players and I am happy that it is now with Mo.

‘The good thing is that he is still young, there is a lot of space for improvement, a lot of potential still that we can work on, but that’s how it should be. It’s a big pleasure, to be honest, to work with him.’

Salah won the award ahead of Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane, future club team-mate Naby Keita of Leipzig, Chelsea’s Victor Moses and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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