Mohamed Salah speaks of his delight as he reflects on Golden Boot

Posted May 14, 2018

It was already a campaign to remember for the Egyptian ace.

The Egypt forward, who had started the final day of the season three goals clear of his nearest rival, added to his personal tally with Liverpool's opener in a routine 4-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion.

"In our good moments playing better football is not easy, but to do it more consistently is the next challenge for us".

Dejan Lovren made it 2-0 with a header just before the break and Salah then provided the assist for Dominic Solanke to rifle home his first goal for Liverpool just after halftime.

"Somebody told me it is 3-0 at Newcastle and it is done".

With Salah back in form though, there was only going to be one victor here.

He overtook Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez on 31 goals to become the top tier's most prolific marksman.

Not a bad trio to surpass and he finished just two behind the 34 goals scored by Shearer and Andy Cole in 42-game seasons.

Many Liverpool fans have thought about little other than the Champions League final for the last couple of weeks, waiting to find out if they have tickets in the ballot and paying eye-watering prices for day trips to Kiev, but Jürgen Klopp has put it all to the back of his mind.

"A very exciting season, very intense", said Klopp.

Brighton arrived having secured their place in the top tier for next season with a win against Manchester United over a week ago.

Brighton were fortunate to survive two early penalty shouts as firstly Shane Duffy handled a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross before the Irishman clattered into Salah.

Shane Duffy handled a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold before the Republic of Ireland defender upended Salah in the area and only got the slightest of touches on the ball. Dominc Solanke was the player to come in.

Those missed opportunities raised Anfield's volume by several notches, but the stadium remained anxious until Salah broke the deadlock after 26 minutes.

That settled any nerves inside Anfield before Mane blew another chance.

Salah should have had even more when, moments after his first, Mane ran through clear on goal and unselfishly squared for his team-mate but Ryan made a courageous block before watching the rebound cleared off the line.