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Watch: Salah Humbly Refuses MOTM Award, Gives It To Milner Instead

It’s very hard to dislike Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Especially when he comes up with gestures like he did following the Reds’ victory over Bournemouth on Saturday.

Salah was the star of the show at the Vitality Stadium grabbing a fantastic hattrick in Liverpool’s 0-4 victory as they leapfrogged leaders Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

Despite Salah grabbing the headlines, it was also a special afternoon for midfielder James Milner, who put in a typically soild performance in what was his 500th Premier League appearance.

Following the game, Salah and Milner were interviewed by Sky Sports with the Englishman on duty to hand the man of the match award to the Egyptian following his hattrick.

Salah, however, refused to accept the award and outlined that his teammate Milner was the one who deserved it for his fantastic achievement.

“I have to give congratulations for his amazing career,” began Salah, whose hattrick saw him climb to the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts.

“He deserved it today, I hope hope we win something together. I will not take it.”

The 26-year old grabbed Liverpool’s opening goal in the first half against Bournemouth when despite the hint of offside, he was the first to react to Asmir Begovic’s inability to hold Roberto Firmino’s strike from outside the area.

He scored his second goal early in the second half when he picked the ball up from deep and ran at the Cherries’ defence. Despite defender Steve Cook’s best efforts to stop Salah, the mercurial Egyptian still managed to get his shot away and past Asmir Begovic in the Bournemouth goal.

Salah who had seven league goals before this weekend, saved his best until last as the travelling Liverpool faithful sang his name in the stands.

The Egyptian latched onto a ball from Adam Lallana ahead of Steve Cook, whom he had given a torrid time all day, took the ball past Asmir Begovic not once, but twice, before finishing calmly and cooly past the covering Bournemouth defenders.

A fantastic performance followed by a fantastic gesture.

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