Salah picks out his favourite goal after winning another award

Mohamed Salah named his goal against Everton in December 2017 as his favourite after receiving the Cadbury Milestone Award.

The Egyptian forward was honoured today with the prestigious prize on the back of scoring his 50th Premier League goal in Liverpool’s 4-3 thriller at Crystal Palace on January 19.

Salah has matched former Reds star Fernando Torres in reaching the half-century mark in just 72 games with only Andrew Cole, Alan Shearer and Ruud van Nistelrooy boasting better records.

Since arriving from AS Roma in the summer of 2017 for €42m, the 26-year-old has become one of the most renown scorers in European football and has been frequently linked with moves to Barcelona and Real Madrid.

And, out of all the 50 Premier League goals he’s scored, Salah picked the one against Everton in a Merseyside derby at Anfield in December 2017 as his favourite.

Incidentally, that was also the goal that beat Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous bicycle-kick at Juventus last season for the 2018 Pukas award.

“It was a different goal for me, the Everton one,” Salah said on the Premier League website.

“It was like I used my strength, skills and finishing. I prefer it.”

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Liverpool will take on Everton at Goodison Park in another Merseyside derby later today as they look to reclaim top spot in the league table following Manchester City’s 1-0 win at Bournemouth.

And, should Salah find the net against Everton today, then he will reach a new milestone in becoming the quickest player to reach 50 goals for one club in the Premier League’s entire history for what will be his 65th outing.

The record is currently held by Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer, who took 66 matches to reach the half-century mark.

Salah is also the Premier League’s second-highest scorer this season with 17 goals in 28 appearances and will be looking to go level with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, who is on 18.

The Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool will begin at 5:15 PM (CET) this evening.

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