Mohamed Salah & Sadio Mane share Golden Boot with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

12 May 2019

It was a bittersweet moment as the Premier League title eluded Liverpool, but Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane both shared the Golden Boot award on Sunday.


Twenty-two goals from each of Salah and Mane, along with the same tally for Arsenal‘s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, saw a three-way tie for the prize.

This is the first time in 20 years that a trio of players share the award, after Michael Owen, Dwight Yorke and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in 1999, though it served as scant consolation at Anfield.

Mane netted twice in a 2-0 victory over Wolves, but with Man City thrashing Brighton 4-1 at the Amex, Liverpool saw their hopes of a first Premier League title fade.

Joining Salah in being presented with the award on the pitch after the game, however, this did highlight the outstanding campaign the No. 10 has enjoyed this time out.

Never before has Mane scored over 20 goals in a league season, having netted just 10 times in the Premier League with Liverpool in 2017/18 and 13 in 2016/17.

Of course for Salah this is a significant drop-off from his output in his first campaign with Liverpool, but his share of the Golden Boot is testament to his enduring, world-class talent.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 12, 2019: Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson Becker with the golden glove award for the most clean sheets after the final FA Premier League match of the season between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alisson also picked up the Golden Glove after keeping his 21st clean sheet of the league season, while Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold were awarded with the Liverpool supporters’ prestigious Golden Sambas.

Van Dijk, who was named the Premier League‘s Player of the Season earlier in the day, was given his for being the Reds’ Player of the Year, while Alexander-Arnold is Young Player of the Year.

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