Mohamed Salah awarded Liverpool's Player of the Month award for August

The Egyptian claimed the Standard Chartered Player of the Month award for August.

Mohamed Salah awarded Liverpool's Player of the Month award for August
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Mohamed Salah ​has made a scintillating start to life at Liverpool, following his move from AS Roma ​this summer, and has been handed the club's Player of the Month award for August as a result. 

Registering three goals in five Premier League ​and ​Champions League ​games, the Egyptian has caught the eye on more than one occasion alongside Roberto Firmino ​and ​Sadio Mané.

 

 

​Salah swoops Player of the Month award after impressive start to Anfield career

Salah has fitted seamlessly into life on Merseyside, netting from close range and winning a penalty on the opening game of the season to set the ball rolling. That was quickly followed by another impressive display against Hoffenheim.

Claiming one of the four goals scored at Anfield before striking again against Arsenal, he's added increased balance to the team, subsequently relieving pressure on Mané.

The 25-year-old won the prize after achieving 52 per-cent of the 32,325 votes received from supporters. Mané was the closest competitor, gathering 20 per-cent of the votes while Trent Alexander-Arnold took 16 per-cent.

 

 

Liverpool's new man beats Sadio Mané to the prize

No-one would disagree with the impressive nature of Salah's performances since he joined Jürgen Klopp's ​side, but it did come as somewhat of a surprise to see him pip Mané to the award.

During Liverpool's opening three games of the season, the Senegalese international scored at Vicarage Road following some brilliant work by teammate Emre Can in midfield. He's a constant menace to opposition defences despite switching flanks to accommodate for Salah's arrival and is widely regarded as the club's most important cog.

Mané is always looking to make something happen when he gets on the ball, adding an extra dimension to the attack. Even in all the drama of Philippe Coutinho's absence, Liverpool have kept on ticking. That is all down to the new-look front three of Salah, Mané and Firmino, all of whom have started the season in tremendous form.

 

 

Salah set for a much rosier second stint in the Premier League

During his time at Chelsea, ​Salah struggled to put himself into the first-team picture. However, now embarking on his second spell in the Premier League, Salah seems to have really found his feet on Merseyside after an excellent spell in Italy.

He represents an ideal fit for Klopp's system - rigorous and dogged in his duties both on and off the ball while possessing much-needed flair going forward to add extra life to the forward line.