Mohamed Salah’s run of form to start this Premier League season has been nothing short of scintillating. The transition away from Jurgen Klopp’s first iteration of the Liverpool FC project sees the Egyptian winger as the undisputed scoring and playmaking hub for the Reds. And in this season, so far, Salah has been delivering.
Over the four matches in September, Salah contributed two goals and four assists, good for 1.5 goal contributions per match. That’s outrageous given how Salah’s stature likely means the defenses have to be overloading towards him.
For that effort, Mo’s been named the PFA Premier League Fans’ Player of the Month for September. It’s an awkward title for an award but if you guessed, like me, that it might be in order to formally separate it from the League’s Player of the Month Award (which is also based, at least in part, on a fan vote), then you’d be correct! It might be a bit too early to bring this up but Heung-Min Son took home that award with Spurs coach Ange Postecoglou completing the monthly double in September for Tottenham.
Still, it’s nice to see our players be recognized for their contributions and given that it really is a rarity for people to be fully appreciated in real time, we’ll take it. Here’s hoping that Mo’s form continues along with the strong correlation to Liverpool’s dizzying march towards the top of the table. We’ve got a decent run ahead and a date with City after the next International Break. Let’s grab all the points.