Football - Liverpool’s Egyptian scoring king Salah holidays here |25 July 2019
English Premier League side Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is here on holiday.
The Egyptian scoring king jetted in yesterday afternoon.
Salah along with strike partners – Senegalese Sadio Mané and Brazilian Firmino – are still on vacation although Liverpool are currently on their pre-season tour, where they have already lost to Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla. They were to play Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon yesterday at the Yankee Stadium.
Salah fell short of success in the just-ended Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament in Cairo, Egypt. In front of their fans, the Pharaohs were knocked out by Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the last 16 courtesy of a last-minute striker by Thembinkosi Lorch.
After going off injured after 30 minutes with a shoulder injury as Liverpool lost 1-3 to Real Madrid in last year’s European Champions League final, Salah played a big part in guiding Liverpool to the final again this year, this time against fellow English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. They won the match 2-0 as the club collected their sixth European Cup.
Salah, 26, made history as he became the first Egyptian to score in the showpiece event of Europe's top club competition, scoring a second-minute penalty to put Liverpool ahead. In fact, it was the second-fastest goal in a European Cup final as the strike was timed at 108 seconds.
After the win, Salah wrote an Instagram post with a picture of him with the trophy: "Believe, work hard and it'll happen."
In his first season with League (2017-2018), Salah broke the Premier League scoring record for a 38-game season. He received the Premier League Golden Boot after registering a record 32 goals in 36 league games. The player’s record-breaking performances saw him receive a number of accolades, including the PFA Players' Player of the Year, the FWA Footballer of the Year and the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year awards. Salah also came third in the 2018 Best Fifa Men's Player award. In the following season (2018/2019, he finished as joint-top goalscorer with teammate Sadio Mané and Arsenal’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, with each one of them bagging 22 goals.
In only his second season at the Merseyside, Salah, a two-time African player of the year award winner, has already established himself as a Liverpool legend and he is looking to go one step better this coming season (2019-2020) to win the English Premier league title after finishing as runners-up with 97 points – one less than reigning champions Manchester City’s total.