Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been named in the final three-man shortlist for the 2017-18 Uefa Men’s Player of the Year.
The Egyptian winger who provided 10 goals and five assists in 13 Champions League outings last season will battle Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid’s Luka Modric for the prestigious award.
Salah enjoyed a sensational debut campaign with 44 goals across all competitions and becomes the first Premier League player to make the final selection since 2011.
The winner will be announced at the 2018-19 Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on August 30.
But here’s how the social media has reacted to the inclusion of the 2017 African Footballer of the Year.
Mo Salah becomes the FIRST EVER Premier League player to be shortlisted for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award. Salah also becomes the first African player to make the shortlist.— LFCVine (@LFCVine) August 20, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and Luka Modric are the nominees for the 2017/18 UEFA Player of the Year! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/SssUVwV3Gj— Goal (@goal) August 20, 2018
Salah for UEFA best. Modric for World Best— Tommy Lee (@YoungBokoLee) August 20, 2018
Mo Salah becomes the first Premier League player to be shortlisted for the Fifa Men's Player of the Year award, since its inauguration in 2011. He is also the first African footballer to reach the final 3 short-list. #LFC— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) August 20, 2018
Mo. Salah all the way.💪💪— † CārL I. Pēt'rs † (@callistotle) August 20, 2018
SALAH ALL THE WAY BBY♥️♥️ https://t.co/Ucj6Zf4OzM— Charlie (@Chazzer2401) August 20, 2018
Salah should be the winner— Viraj (@iamsinghviraj) August 20, 2018
Mo Salah being nominated for UEFA Men’s Player of the year is one incredible achievement.— TheDailyRed (@TheDailyRedLFC) August 20, 2018
He’s at a place now where people aren’t surprised he was picked ahead of Messi.
Love that, Mo. @MoSalah 🙌
Salah - the only one who performed to the highest standard in both his domestic league and Champions League— John Maloney (@stonecold_jpm) August 20, 2018
Salah had more CL goals & assists than Messi and led Liverpool to the final of UEFA’s premier competition while breaking a PL record and being voted England league + African player of the year in the process— Kincaid (@joshisred) August 20, 2018