- Mohamed Salah swerves focus on individual praise after Liverpool’s 5-0 Watford win
- Egyptian scored four goals but was keen to pay tribute to his teammates
- Salah became just fourth player to score four for Reds in Premier League match
- SEE MORE: (Video) The mesmeric Mo Salah makes astonishing gesture to Watford keeper
Not even a four-goal performance could quash Mohamed Salah’s tendency to swerve individual attention in aid of praising his teammates.
The Egyptian scored four as Liverpool beat Watford 5-0 on Saturday, but was more concerned with a valuable three points for the Reds.
Salah swiftly diverted the attention away from himself and instead towards the role of his teammates in helping him achieve his remarkable scoring feat.
“I have to thank every one of my teammates, without them I couldn’t have reached these numbers,” he told BT Sport.
“Each game we try to get the three points, that’s the most important thing, but every game I want to score, I want to help the team.”
“I have to thank everyone, without my team-mates I couldn’t reach these numbers.”
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 17, 2018
Salah’s four goals typified the catalogue of traits that have combined to fuel an unimaginably prolific first season back in England.
Whilst the first and third served as an exhibition of his terrifyingly quick feet in compact avenues, the second and fourth represented a natural desire to put himself in scoring positions.
A ruthless goalscoring clinic glossed a typically all-action performance consistent of tone-setting pressing beyond the game becoming out of reach for Watford and a desire to return the favour for teammates.
In scoring four, Salah went four goals clear of Harry Kane as the Premier League’s top scorer with 28, as well as reaching 36 goals across all competitions to beat Fernando Torres’ best season for the Reds.
It’s worth noting he also boasts the third most assists in the league with nine, bettered only by Leroy Sane’s 11 and Kevin De Bruyne’s 14.