The strike kickstarted an important victory for the Reds, who secured fourth place in the Premier League with the result and therefore booked a spot in the 2018-19 Champions League group stage.

“This is very special,” Salah told Sky Sports after the final whistle.

“It’s always in my mind to help the team to win games, now we are in the Champions League next year and I have won the award, so I am very proud.