After collecting the first Standard Chartered Player of the Month award of the 2019-20 season, Mohamed Salah has expressed his delight at winning the coveted award while picking out one of his best goal yet.
The Egyptian was voted Liverpool’s star man in August after three goals and two assists in six appearances in all competitions.
Having edged out fellow forwards Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane to claim the award, Salah couldn’t hide his pleasure.
“I am happy to win the award, but the most important thing as I’ve said before is winning games,” he said upon receiving the trophy observed Soccernet.ng
“We won all of our games last month in the league, we had good results, so we need to keep focused on our games and keep winning.
“We had a good month. We won a trophy in that time, so it was something unbelievable for us as a team. Everyone showed with our performances and the way we can play, so we’re happy about what we have right now.”
During the month under review, Salah scored a stunning solo effort against Arsenal. The Egyptian sped beyond Gunners defender David Luiz on the right touchline before making his way into the area and coolly slotting into the corner to give Liverpool a three-goal advantage.
When asked if it was one of his best for the club, the Liverpool No 11 replied, “Yes, it was one of my best… I can’t say it was my best one so far, but I liked it.
“It was an important time for the team to feel comfortable in the game because the score was 2-0 and they had played well. We needed to kill the game and I think that goal made a difference.
“It is always good to score goals, but as I have said many times, the most important thing is for the team winning the game. As long as we’re winning, it doesn’t matter who scores.”
“I feel good,” he continued.
“Last season and the season before I’d scored three goals after eight or nine games, so to score them after three or four games I am happy about it. But the most important thing is for the team to keep winning, winning, winning and winning.”
The Reds face Newcastle United at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime, a challenge the Egyptian forward warns would not be easy to overcome.
“Newcastle is always tough, home or away,” the forward stated. “It is always tough because of the way they play and they have a good team, good players and a good coach.
“But we need to focus on ourselves and do our job. We need to keep winning each game. Last season we lost out by one point, so we just need to focus on each game right now and not look ahead.”