Egypt and Liverpool talisman, Mohammad Salah, has been named as 2018 Goal 50 world’s third best player in the ongoing voting process for the awards.
In his debut season for Liverpool, he has managed to break the record for most goals in a single Premier League campaign by netting 32 times in 36 appearances, despite not helping Liverpool to win any trophy in 2017/18 season.
Mo Salah also scored 10 goals in 13 UEFA Champions League appearances for the reds, and he was injured in the final by Real Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos and was taken off. In the end, they were beaten by 3 goals to 1.
At the 2018 World Cup, he participated for Egypt despite not being fully fit for his from his shoulder injury suffered in the UCL final. He scored 2 goals in the tournament, but Egypt was just unlucky to have been booted out of the competition in the first round.
Salah’s teammate, Alison Becker, who is also a goal keeper for Brazil has been named as the world’s best goalkeeper.
According to goal.com, the Goal 50 is an annual award that both recognises and ranks the world’s 50 best footballers of the preceding 12 months. Chief editors and correspondents from Goal’s (Goal.com) 42 editions around the world all cast their votes, with candidates judged on their level of consistency over the previous year of action, their big-game performances, footballing legacy and the success of their teams at both club and international level.
Meanwhile, big name players, like Alexis Sanchez, Leonardo Bonucci and Ousmane Dembele have not made the cut for the shortlist.
The Goal 50 will be published in full tomorrow to know what spot have the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi and Luka Modric, and many more been voted in the 50-man shortlist.