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Liverpool's Salah wins EPL Player of the Season award

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FC and national team's forward on Sunday won the English (EPL) of the Season award.

Salah, 25, returned to England this season after a spell in the Serie A, and has continued to earn awards for a stellar season in which he scored a record-tying 31 league goals so far, reports

"It was always in my mind to come back to the Premier League, to show the people that say I didn't succeed here the first time," said after receiving the award, according to Liverpool's website.

initially arrived in the in 2014 at Chelsea club, but played a total of just 19 matches in a two-year spell, after which he joined Fiorentina on loan.

He then went to Roma, first on loan and then on a long-term basis for one season, before heading to for 34 million pounds ($46 million), where he has helped lead his club to final against Real Madrid, set for May 26.

During his first season with Liverpool, Salah has scored a total of 43 goals in 50 matches in all competitions.

Salah shares the scoring record for most goals in a 38-match season with (1995-1996), (2007-2008) and (2013-2014).

The Egyptian still has an opportunity to break the record, as are set to take on Brighton & Hove Albion in the final round of the later Sunday.

Salah has already been voted of the year by the (PFA) for the 2017-18 season, as well as winning of the year by the Writers' Association.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 19:42 IST
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