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Egypt’s Liverpool star Mo Salah wins Fifa award for Goal of the Year
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Egypt’s Liverpool star Mo Salah wins Fifa award for Goal of the Year

Egypt’s Liverpool star Mo Salah was on Monday night honoured when he won the 2018 Fifa Puskas award for the best goal of the year in the English Premier League.

Salah, who made an impressive impact with the Reds during his first season last year, won the award in a Merseyside derby clash with Everton.

The ‘Egyptian King’, as he has been dubbed by the Liverpool faithful, controlled the ball exquisitely after receiving a pass on the Reds’ right from Joe Gomez and immediately wriggled free of Cuco Martina – spinning clear of his marker before dribbling into the penalty area.

Then came the moment that stole the show, a curling left-footed shot that finished high inside the far corner of Jordan Pickford’s net.

The goal was not just aesthetically pleasing, but hugely important, helping the red half of Merseyside claim a point in a 1-1 draw against their bitter rivals.

Fans from around the world had their say and chose Salah’s superb effort as the winner of the 2018 FIFA Puskás Award, with the Egyptian victorious, having garnered 38 percent of the vote.


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