Salah beats Messi and Ronaldo to Champions League award

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has beaten world super stars to win an award in the Champions League, despite the Red’s 2-2 draw against Sevilla at Anfield on Wednesday.

The former Roma winger was awarded Champions League player of the week after 51 percent of the vote was accrued to him on the UEFA’s website to claim the prize after he gave Liverpool a lead into the half time.

The Egyptian was able to award despite being rivalled by world best footballers including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar.

According to the number of voted Salah was the first followed by Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar and his Premier League rivals Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku.

The former Chelsea player may not have matched the performances level of the world stars but he has an entire country supporting him in these online fan polls.

“This is a country that is obsessed with football,”Egyptian football fan Omar Ashraf told the Liverpool Echo.

“It’s intrinsically linked to politics, culture, and feuds between different cities. Mohamed Salah is quite literally the most unifying Egyptian person in years.

“Mohamed never played for El-Ahly or El-Zamalek, who are the big two in Egypt, before he left for Europe, so there was no reason for either of the massive contingents to turn on him.”

And his following have made sure this isn’t the only accolade Salah has picked up recently.

The 25-year-old also claimed Liverpool’s Player of the Month award for August, before topping a fans poll for Liverpool Goal of the Month after his breakaway effort against Arsenal.

This is despite Trent Alexander-Arnold scoring his first Liverpool goal with a stunning free-kick away at Hoffenheim.

Liverpool will face Burnley at Anfield this weekend, Salah is expected to be on duty for the Reds.

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