Mohamed Salah will try to repeat his record-breaking scoring form at Liverpool next season, the Premier League’s Golden Boot winner told Sky Sports.
Salah scored his 32nd Premier League goal — his 44th in all competitions — against Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday to beat Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane to the award.
That goal set a record for the most scored in a 38-game Premier League season, overtaking Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer, and he will now try to become the sixth player in league history to win the Golden Boot in a second consecutive season.
“I will do my best,” Salah said after being handed the trophy following the game. “I will do my best to win it 100 percent.”
Salah also claimed Player of the Year awards from the PFA and the Football Writers’ Association.
“This one is very special, the Golden Boot,” Salah said. “As I’ve said before many times, it always was in my mind to help the team to win the games, and now we’re in the Champions League next year and I won the award so I’m very proud to win it.”
Salah spent parts of two seasons at Chelsea before going out on loan to Fiorentina and ending up at Roma, who he left last summer for a move to Liverpool.
“To be honest, it’s always [been] in my mind to succeed in England,” Salah said. “It’s always [been] in my mind that when I came back, [I need] to give 100 percent, to give more, to succeed here, so yeah, I’ve had a great season, so let’s see.”
Kane, meanwhile, has challenged Salah to retain the honour next season, acknowledging that “it’s great for the Premier League to have two players at the 30-goal mark.”
The Tottenham forward won the award after each of the last two seasons and he finished with a career-high 30 goals following a brace against Leicester City on Sunday.
“Mo has done great this year,” Kane said. “He deserves it. He deserves the Golden Boot. … Any player wants to do it on a consistent basis and that’s what defines a good player from a great player.
“He has done amazing this year and he looks like a great player and we’ll see if we can both continue it next season.”
Information from the Press Association was used in this report.
Glenn is ESPN FC’s Liverpool correspondent. You can follow him on Twitter: @GlennPrice94.