With the Reds 1-0 up through Sadio Mane's header, the 26-year-old took the game beyond Maurizio Sarri's men with a piledriver that found the top corner. The game ended 2-0.
Salah will battle for the accolade against Will Hughes, Eden Hazard, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Gonzalo Higuain, Christian Eriksen, Dan Gosling and Ryan Babel.
The former Chelsea winger also received nomination for the Player of the Month after scoring four goals to help Liverpool keep their Premier League chances alive.
Currently, he leads the goalscoring chart with 21 goals.
The Pharaohs are hosts of the finals and are in Group A with Zimbabwe, DR Congo and Uganda.