Egypt Independent

Salah placed in World Soccer magazine’s list for top 500 players

Liverpool and national Egypt team star Mohamed Salah was placed in the World Soccer magazine’s list for the top 500 players in the world.

Salah is currently having a great season with Liverpool. He participated in 41 matches in all competitions and has scored 36 goals and assisted in 12 others.

Salah is the top scorer in the Premier League this season, with 28 goals. His closest rival is Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane who is four points behind him.

Salah led a mini-list of four Egyptian players on the World Soccer list. Saudi Al-Taawoun’s Essam al-Hadary, Al-Ahly’s Ahmed Fathy, Zamalek’s Shikabala joined the list with Salah.

Salah has been crowned the top scorer in Europe’s top five leagues for the 2017/2018 season, overtaking football legend Lionel Messi with a four goal difference (28-24).

The feat was achieved after Salah scored his first super hat-trick against British team Watford, granting Liverpool a 5-0 win in the 31st round of the Premier League.

On the top-five list, Salah and Messi are followed by Ciro Immobile, Harry Kane and Einson Cavani who all tied with Messi at 24 goals, followed by Lewandowski at 23 goals.

This puts Salah as one of the favorites for the prestigious European Golden Shoe for the season of 2017/18.

Among Salah’s other achievements are: BBC African Player of the Year title in 2017, Best African Player in February (2018) title by France Football and becoming the fourth African player to score more than 20 goals in one season of the English Premier League (EPL).

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm