Salah walked away with the individual accolade after an outstanding campaign last term in which he racked up 32 goals in the Premier League and 44 goals in total in all competitions.

The Egyptian hitman joined the Reds in a £34million deal from Roma last summer.

The 26-year-old previously struggled during his first spell in the Premier League where he barley got a look-in under then Blues boss Jose Mourinho.

Salah was a breath of fresh air at the Reds though and he played a key role in Liverpool’s run to the Champions League final.

But he is likely to face tougher competition this campaign especially from the likes of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Tottenham star Harry Kane.

Aguero was the top scorer in the 2014/15 season while Kane picked up the award the following two seasons.

And Brazil legend Ronaldinho believes Salah may struggle to repeat his amazing goalscoring feat.

“Mohamed [Salah] is brilliant and has the opportunity to become the top scorer of the Premier League for a second consecutive season,” Ronaldinho said.

“He will have a hard time competing for the Golden Boot due to the presence of outstanding players such as Sergio [Aguero] and Harry [Kane].”

Salah got off the mark in the Reds’ 4-0 victory over West Ham in their opening league win last Sunday at Anfield.

The victory was the Reds’ biggest opening home league win since 1932.

Liverpool are widely fancied to challenge City for the title this season and Klopp admitted after the Hammers clash that tougher tests lie around the corner.

He said: “West Ham will play, for sure, a good season but they are not the Uniteds, the Citys.

“We know that and we have to be ready week in, week out for all the challenges.”

Salah will be looking to continue his good form when the Merseysiders visit Crystal Palace on Monday (8pm).



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