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The Team Comes First, Says Mohamed Salah

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His individual winning streak hasn’t drawn attention away from the fact that Liverpool aren’t winning games.

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Mohamed Salah has been on a stunning run of form - he is currently the Premier League’s top scorer, and has already netted 22 times for the Reds this season.

And now he’s won back-to-back Player of the Month awards at the club.

Speaking about his achievement, however, he was grounded as ever.

“Thank you. Of course I’m happy to win this award but I’m always saying that every time the team comes first”, he said.

He added, “It’s good to win trophies individually but we just need to focus in that period and try to win games and go through the right way.

“I think last month was better than months before but we still need to win games. When I score goals and help the team to win games, that’s what makes me happy.

“But if you score goals and the team is still not winning, that’s not a great feeling. So we just need to carry on and I’m trying always to score goals to help the team.”

“I think they [the fans] always support us, especially when they were in Anfield. But now with COVID they cannot come but I’m sure they’re always supporting us.

“We just need to stick together and carry on, win games and stay with each other.”

This “for the collective” mentality is reflective of the values that Jurgen Klopp instils throughout the club, from the coaching staff and analytics team, to the squad. And it’s somewhat reassuring at a time when our injury crisis doesn’t seem to be letting up, and the tsunami of Champions League fixtures and everything else approaches.