Mohamed Salah harnessed his beloved humble nature in issuing a selfless reaction to winning the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award.
The Egyptian edged out Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne as the deserved owner of the accolade as recognition of his emphatic first season back in England.
31 goals in the Premier League leave the forward just one away from becoming the highest-scoring player in a 38-game season.
Despite rightly dominating the spotlight, Salah was keen to praise the assistance of his Liverpool teammates in helping him produce such a prolific campaign.
He said: “The team helped me a lot, the way we play, they help me, they pass me the ball a lot. So the team help me a lot, honestly, to perform and be in that shape,” per Liverpoolfc.com.
“My personal thing is to win something with the team. I always think about the team, I don’t think about myself, so the most important thing for me is to win something with the team.”
— PFA (@PFA) April 22, 2018
Salah’s impact not only reflects his astonishing progress since his tough spell with Chelsea in 2014, but is also testament to Liverpool’s detailed scouting operation and Jurgen Klopp’s focused plans on Merseyside.
The 25-year-old has proven a perfect fit to the Reds’ setup and philosophies, although has also undoubtedly exceeded all expectations of him upon his arrival.
Though he has never been short of a moment of jaw-dropping individual ingenuity, the value of his fellow frontmen and those supporting from midfield cannot be overlooked.
Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final first-leg against Roma marks quite possibly the biggest game of his career to date.