Mohamed Salah has been voted Liverpool’s Standard Chartered Men’s Player of the Season for 2020-21 by supporters.
The forward scooped the accolade following a poll on this website, with Fabinho in second place and Nathaniel Phillips finishing third.
Salah concluded the campaign as the Reds’ top goalscorer, striking 31 times in 51 appearances in all competitions.
Upon receiving the award at the AXA Training Centre, the Egyptian told Liverpoolfc.com: “Of course, I’m happy to win this award, especially as it is voted for by fans, but winning our final games and qualifying for the Champions League was the most important thing.
“I think I have played OK this season, but it’s not about me – it’s about the team.
“For us as a team, I think if we’d had the fans in the stadium, our position, our situation, would have been much better. We suffered a lot this season with missing the fans.
“So I am happy in the last game of the season we played with our fans. It was great to see them back in the stadium.”
Despite having a number of outstanding strikes, decisive moments and match-winning interventions to select from, Salah’s moment of the season is not one of his own.
“The highlight of the season was Ali’s goal! I can’t say anymore,” he said, in reference to Alisson Becker’s 95th-minute winning header at West Bromwich Albion recently.
“It was unbelievable. As I said, it’s about the team and the reaction to the goal… I didn’t even think about it, I was jumping. That was the moment when I felt like we were going to play in the Champions League next season.
“The last ball in the game, it was an unbelievable moment and I was so happy for him.
“It was a really great header, not expected. Unbelievable. He did a great job and got us the three points.”
Salah also reserved a message for supporters who selected him as their Standard Chartered Men’s Player of the Season.
He said: “I want to say thank you very much for voting for me, I’m very proud about that and I will see you soon.”