Mohamed Salah refused to take the Man of the Match award given to him for his sensational match-winning performance against Bournemouth.
The Egyptian King bagged a brilliant hat-trick at the Vitality Stadium to take Liverpool to the top of the table for at least a few hours before Manchester City play away at Chelsea but although he was voted the Man of the Match, Salah wouldn’t take it off James Milner.
Instead, in his post-match interview with Sky Sports after the 4-0 win, he told his captain to keep the award to mark his 500th Premier League appearance.
Salah on his man of the match award: “I will not take this award today. I want to congratulate him (James Milner) on his amazing career.”
– DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) December 8, 2018
An absolute class act and a wonderful tribute from Salah to his teammate. Fans on Twitter loved his selfless gesture:
Salah refuses to take the MOTM award in his post-match interview and gives it to Milner for his ‘amazing career’ after his 500th appearance. Class act.
– Jack Sear (@JackSear) December 8, 2018
Mo Salah with a classy move refusing the man of the match accolade and instead handed it over to James Milner who is celebrating his 500th EPL match. Stand up guy! #LFC
– Tarek Matar (@tmatar7) December 8, 2018
Mohamed Salah was presented the MOTM award for his hat-trick against Bournemouth today
But he refused it & gave it to James Milner as it was his 500th game
Salah’s hat-trick was his second for Liverpool and now means he is on 42 Premier League goals for the club. And in giving the spotlight to Milner after the match, he’s proved he’s a class act on and off the pitch.
Top man, Mo.
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