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Salah beats Shaqiri and Mane to Liverpool Goal of the Month award

Egypt international Mohamed Salah pipped Xherdan Shaqiri and Sadio Mane to Liverpool’s Goal of the Month award for September.

The former Chelsea and AS Roma star scored a hat-trick in the Reds’ 4-3 triumph over newly-promoted English top-flight side Leeds United, and his second strike against Marcelo Bielsa’s team claimed the club’s monthly accolade.

With Andy Robertson's free-kick into the heart of the penalty area only half-cleared, the two-time African Player of the Year had space and time to pick his spot and blaze a shot high into the right corner of goalkeeper Illan Meslier.

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That stunner garnered the most votes from a shortlist of 10 across all levels.

When the 28-year-old finds the target, Jurgen Klopp’s team tend to win, and that proved to be the case against Leeds, with the Reds emerging victorious in a 35th successive contest in which Salah had hit the net.

That run has set a new Premier League record, with Manchester United’s all-time record scorer Rooney having to relinquish top spot.

Shaqiri’s splendid free-kick at Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup took second place.

Mane’s header in the 2-0 defeat of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge settled for the third position.

Two other goals from the tie against Lincoln made the top five.

Takumi Minamino’s curler from 20 yards – was voted fourth, while Curtis Jones’ second solo strike at the LNER Stadium finished fifth.

After their 7-2 decimation against Aston Villa, Klopp’s team will hope to get back on track after the international break with a Merseyside derby against Everton.