Another day, another set of awards for Liverpool’s goal machine Mohamed Salah.
Salah scooped Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year at the Reds’ yearly award ceremony on Thursday night to add to his growing collection of accolades this season.
He then flew to London after the event to finally be given the FWA Footballer of the Year gong, adding to PFA Player of the Year.
Having scored a record-equalling 31 Premier League goals and guided Liverpool to the Champions League final, Salah deserves everything that’s coming his way at the moment.
Winning the Ballon d’Or may even be on the horizon at the end of this year, though the 25-year-old remains humble and insists his Liverpool teammates have had a huge part to play.
“I am very happy to win these awards. I had a good season but, without the help of my teammates, it would have been very difficult,” he said.
“We all try to help each other. We all try to give more and we all try to push each other.
SALAH DOMINATES LIVERPOOL AWARDS
“We are a team who fight for each other every day. I work hard to help my team. Now I want to finish the season in a good way.”
Salah is the new King of the Kop following his outstanding debut season at Liverpool, yet there are growing concerns he could leave this summer after just one year.
Among many other clubs, Real Madrid are very interested in the Egyptian and have been linked with a world-record move in recent months.
But what does Salah make of the rumours? His future was inevitably brought up at Liverpool’s award ceremony and five words from his response stand out: “It is just the beginning.”
When asked to reassure Liverpool supporters about his future, he said: “I’m very happy here and everything is fine. I have got ambitions for the future, with Liverpool.
“We had a great season and now we are in the Champions League final, and everyone is excited. It is just the start. This is my first year here and it is the same for some other players.
“We have had an unbelievable year. It is just the beginning.”
Cue celebrations amongst Liverpool fans. A long summer awaits the Reds and Jurgen Klopp, but at least they’re safe in the knowledge Salah is very happy and plans to stay.