We can all use a little joy in our lives. Just in general, probably - state of the world and what have you - but especially after Sunday’s disappointing derby result against Everton.
LFCTV, perhaps sensing your post-derby letdown, released this short video which shows both Mohamed Salah and Jürgen Klopp reacting to Salah winning this year’s BBC African Footballer of the Year Award.
Mo and Jürgen's delight at Salah being named the BBC African Footballer of the Year! pic.twitter.com/Ks3BB1Nbi3— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 11, 2017
Salah’s smile, you guys. If that doesn’t make your day brighter, then I think all hope might be lost for you.
“I’m very happy to win this award,” he begins. “You know, it’s a very special feeling for me, and I would like to win it also next year.”
With 19 goals so far on his Liverpool tally, Salah is currently among the best in the world. His instant contribution to Klopp’s team has made him invaluable. Every time he touches the ball, it feels like he could score. While there were high expectations for his transfer from Roma this summer, no one could have predicted that by December, Salah would have scored more goals than any other Liverpool player managed in a whole season since Suarez and Sturridge back in 2013/2014.
Not so long ago, Liverpool fans were moaning over all of the easy chances in front of goal that he was missing. That seems like ancient history now.
Add to that his excellent final season at Roma, as well as his World Cup qualifying heroics with Egypt, and it’s easy to see why he came out victorious
2017 isn’t over yet though. There are still five more games on Liverpool’s busy schedule before the new year, and hopefully Mo can finish strong.
In fact, I think 25 Liverpool goals in 2017 sounds like a nice way to cap his award-winning year, don’t you?