Mohamed Salah seemingly warranted worldwide attention on Sunday as his home town in Egypt watched him win the PFA Player of the Year award.
The Liverpool talisman’s emphatic season on Merseyside has combined with his inspirational role in leading his country to this summer’s World Cup finals in elevating him as something of a national treasure.
A string of domestic achievements follow up his 95th-minute penalty against Congo in October to book Egypt’s spot in Russia.
Salah has taken English football by storm at the second time of asking, firing an astonishing 41 goals across all competitions and helping the Reds reach a Champions League semi-final.
The town of Nagrig watched on as the 25-year-old beat Manchester City title-winner Kevin De Bruyne to the award.
Salah’s national stardom ascended to new heights recently when he appeared to rack up over one million votes in Egypt’s presidential election, with fans personally adding his name to their ballots.
The former Roma man has also persistently dominated voting polls this season, no doubt thanks to his prospering contingency of Egyptian supporters.
In his first year at Anfield, Salah has picked up five Player of the Month awards for Liverpool, four PFA Player of the Month awards, three Premier League Player of the Month awards and three UEFA Champions League Player of the Week awards.
Besides this, the forward was also named African Player of the Year and now looks on course to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer.
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