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Salah brace creates Liverpool history

Egypt sharpshooter Mohamed Salah created Liverpool history when he scored twice in a 3-0 English Premier League rout of Southampton at the weekend.

Salah brace creates Liverpool history
PHIL NOBLE REUTERS

Egypt sharpshooter Mohamed Salah created Liverpool history when he scored twice in a 3-0 English Premier League rout of Southampton at the weekend.

The brace took his goal haul to nine after 12 matches of a league season, bettering the eight of Robbie Fowler from the same number of games.

Salah is among 30 contenders for the African Footballer of the Year award that was last won by an Egyptian 34 years ago. 

Some of the other names on the list include: Oumar Niasse (Nice), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace), Cheick Doukoure (Levante), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus), Chadrac Akolo (VfB Stuttgart), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Eintracht Frankfurt), Serge Gakpe (Amiens)