The Egyptian has not won a Premier League Player of the Month award since 2018, and looks to pick up an individual honor in keeping with his fine form at the start of 2021/22.
Mohamed Salah has scored seven in 10 matches in October, with five of those goals coming in the league (total xG in October: 3.1). In all competitions this season, Salah has netted 15 goals in 14 matches (11 xG), while also lodging six assists (xA 5.6).
Two of these goals, against Manchester City and Watford, are shortlisted for the Premier League’s Goal of the Month award as well, and fans can take their pick of the two in a vote here. Given the quality of both goals, it’s a shame they cannot both win, though their similarity — and the skill involved — speaks to the Egyptian’s confidence and ruthlessness this season. (I went for Manchester City, personally, given the quality of the defenders he managed to sit down for it.)
Should Salah win Goal of the Month it would be his second such award, after January 2021’s counter attacking effort against West Ham United. While his individual award list is long, Salah has fewer Premier League Goal of the Month and Player of the Month awards than one might think.
For the Player of the Month award, Salah he competes with Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Maxwell Cornet (Burnley), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Valentino Livramento (Southampton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal), Declan Rice (West Ham) and Youri Tielemans (Leicester). To vote for Liverpool’s number 11, click here. (Should you want Liverpool to take a clean sweep, you can vote for Jürgen Klopp for Manager of the Month here.)
Salah could continue building on his impressive 2021/22 campaign by adding another record should he score away at West Ham United this weekend: he is currently level with Thierry Henry after scoring in each of the first five away league matches this season. Henry failed to score in Arsenal’s sixth away match of the 2001/02, so the Egyptian could achieve yet another record in his own name.
While West Ham United have a formidable record at this juncture, the Egyptian will eye them as his latest challenge to overcome.