Salah is SuperSport’s Player of the Month
Leading Sports TV network, Supersport has picked Liverpool and Egyptian star, Mohamed Salah, as 2018 Player of the Month for November .
Salah who has shrugged off his sluggish start this season is back to his signature show stopping playmanship .
Salah helped Liverpool secure a 3- 0 away win over Watford , which kept them in touch with Premier League pacesetters Manchester City. The 26- year -old opened the scoring at Vicarage Road to pave the way for an emphatic Reds victory , which also featured goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino .
The Egyptian was thrown under the bus by critics for a solid but unspectacular start to the 2018 /19 season.
However, things have been looking up for him since the middle of October .
The winger has scored eight goals and provided two assists for club and country and also managed to become the fastest player to ever reach the 50-goal mark for Liverpool .
Salah has been shortlisted for the prestigious BBC African Footballer of the Year award, which he is widely expected to win for a second successive time .
His combination of strong performances and his humble, down -to- earth demeanour have earned him praise from his fellow professionals .
Brighton & Hove Albion’s Cameroonian defender Gaetan Bong believes even if Salah is not scoring, his attacking contribution is always a positive one.
“He has everything, he ’s top scorer , ” Bong told BBC Sports . “ He is a good player and good on the ball , strong and always working hard. You might not see it sometimes but when you are on the pitch, he is making a lot of runs , a lot of strong runs. ”
Veteran Ivorian attacker Gervinho ( who was a candidate for this Player of the Month after becoming the top- scoring African in the Serie A this season) was a teammate of Salah’s at Italian giants Roma , and believes the hard work the Egyptian puts in at the gym underscores his on -pitch brilliance.
“Salah is a tough guy ,” the Parma attacker told The Guardian . “Always calm and strong , with the mentality of a hard worker.
“I ’ll never forget his training sessions : very high rhythm, pushed like a madman, you watched him in amazement.
He had a sort of positive effect – you saw Salah and wanted to work harder.Talent and sacrifice.”