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Mohamed Salah back in contention for golden boot

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Mohamed Salah back in contention for golden boot

With four games remaining in the English Premier League, Egyptian star Mohamed Salah will be determined to claim a second consecutive golden boot.

Salah was in devastating form as he bagged a brace in Liverpool’s 3-1 win at Brighton on Wednesday.

He is currently third in the top scorers chart with 19 goals with Gabon’s Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in second with 20 goals while Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy leads with 22.

And Salah has revealed his second goal against Brighton and Hove Albion was planned at Melwood.

Speaking post-match, Salah explained that the Premier League champions had formulated the routine in training.
“We trained it yesterday and two days ago – and finally Robbo gave me an assist so I’m happy for that!” the Egyptian told Sky Sports.

Salah had earlier put the Reds ahead via a clinical finish, with Jordan Henderson quickly adding a superb second from a Salah assist as Jürgen Klopp’s team raced into a 2-0 lead inside the opening eight minutes.
Leandro Trossard pulled one back just before half-time, though, and Brighton fought for an equaliser after the break.
However, Salah’s 76th-minute header ensured the Reds registered a 30th top-flight victory of a record-breaking season.
“I think it was a good game for fans to watch. They play really well from the back and they had a good game.
“We were lucky a bit to score in the beginning twice, [that] made the game a little bit easier to just have the confidence from the beginning. But they played a good game.
“After 2-1 they had more confidence and tried to play more football. They were really good and were close to scoring a second as well, so after I scored the third one it made the game calm again and we had more confidence that the game was almost over.”


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