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Mohamed Salah: Liverpool forward named Premier League Player of the Season

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah won the Premier League’s Player of the Season award – on the day he set a record for most goals in a 38-game season.

The 25-year-old Egypt international scored his 32nd goal of the campaign in the 4-0 win over Brighton at Anfield.

Salah beat the record he was sharing with Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.

He also won the PFA Player of the Year and Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year awards.

Salah, who had an unsuccessful spell at Chelsea from 2014 to 2016, has scored 44 goals in 51 games in all competitions for Liverpool in his first season since joining from Roma for £34m.

“They say I didn’t have success here the first time,” he said.

“So it was always in my mind to have success here in the Premier League. I am very happy. I am very proud to win it.”

Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, 1995-96), Ronaldo (Manchester United, 2007-08) and Suarez (Liverpool, 2013-14) scored 31 goals in a 38-match season.

Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, 1993-94) and Andy Cole (Newcastle United, 1993-94) jointly hold the record of 34 goals in a 42-game season.

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