Mohamed Salah declared his pride after claiming the Premier League Golden Boot with a record haul of 32 goals in his debut Liverpool season.
The Egypt international added one to his tally in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion, which set a new landmark for the most by one player in a single 38-game campaign.
The strike kickstarted an important victory for the Reds, who secured fourth place in the Premier League with the result and therefore booked a spot in the 2018-19 Champions League group stage.
“This is very special,” Salah told Sky Sports after the final whistle.
“It’s always in my mind to help the team to win games, now we are in the Champions League next year and I have won the award, so I am very proud.
“I am trying to improve every year so I am very happy. It’s special to break the record here.”
The Liverpool No.11 bagged the opener in the 4-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at Anfield to help Jürgen Klopp’s side claimed fourth place in the division and Champions League qualification for next term.
In doing so, Salah also set a new Premier League record for the highest number of goals by one player in a single 38-game campaign.
The Egyptian, who had scored 44 times in all competitions during his debut season, had already been named the Premier League Player of the Season earlier in the day.
His 32nd league goal of the season broke yet another record as well, as he surpassed the long-standing record of 31 goals jointly held by Alan Shearer (1995-96),Cristiano Ronaldo (2007-08) and former Reds hit man, Luis Suarez (2013-14).
With Kane taking his tally to 30 for the season in Tottenham’s thrilling 5-4 victory over Leicester City at Wembley, the task of catching Salah proved too much for the England striker.