Mohamed Salah insisted he was proud to win the Premier League Golden Boot after pipping Harry Kane to the title.
The Egyptian’s smartly taken 26th minute opener set Liverpool on their way to a convincing 4-0 win over Brighton.
The victory confirmed Jurgen Klopp’s team a place in next season’s Champions League, regardless of the outcome of the final against Real Madrid in a fortnight’s time.
Kane, meanwhile, scored twice in Tottenham’s dramatic 5-4 win over Leicester at Wembley, but was unable to close the gap any further and ultimately finished two goals short of his rival.
Golden Boot 2017/18 | Final Standings
- Mohamed Salah – 32 goals
- Harry Kane – 30 goals
- Sergio Aguero – 21 goals
- Jamie Vardy – 20 goals
- Raheem Sterling – 18 goals
‘The Golden Boot is very special,’ said Salah after he was presented with the award. ‘But it’s in my mind to help the team. I’m very proud.
‘It’s always been in my mind to succeed in England.
‘I want to improve year after year too. Very special to break the record at Anfield.
‘I will do my best to do it next season too.’