Liverpool Star Mo Salah Misses Out On Ballon d'Or Gong But Scoops Another Prized Award
Mo Salah may not have bagged the Ballon d'Or this time out, finishing in 6th spot, but his stunning form in 2018 has seen the Liverpool star scoop another honour in the form of the Football Supporters’ Federation’s (FSF) Men’s Player of the Year, at the Tower of London awards ceremony which took place on Monday night.
The fans’ poll was voted by more than 366,000 people, as Salah fended off competition from his Reds teammate Virgil van Dijk, along with Sergio Aguero, Eden Hazard, and the English duo of Raheem Sterling and Harry Maguire.
Salah enjoyed a cracking 2017/18 campaign, during which he finished the season with a record 32 Premier League goals from 36 games, and won both the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year accolades. He also helped Liverpool reach the Champions League final, before venturing into his first World Cup with Egypt.
After bagging the award, Salah said:
“Thank you for this award, it means so much to me because it was voted for by supporters.
“Usually I share any awards with my teammates and all the staff at Liverpool, but on this occasion I would like also to dedicate it to the Liverpool fans for their incredible support. Thank you.”
Salah currently has seven goals, and three assists, in the new top-flight campaign with his Liverpool side unbeaten in 2nd-place after 14 matches. Come May 'The Egyptian King' will be looking to add the Premier League trophy to his cabinet, as the Reds look to win the one title that has always eluded them.