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Hat-trick hero Mohamed Salah gives man-of-the-match award to James Milner

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Salah scored Liverpools first hat-trick away from home since 2014 (Picture: Getty)

Mohamed Salah refused to accept his man-of-the-match award, instead insisting James Milner should have it instead.

Milner played his 500th Premier League game against Bournemouth and Salah fired Liverpool to victory with a hat-trick in a 4-0 win.

Salah was in sparkling form and was interviewed after the game, with his vice-captain Milner by his side.

The forward deservedly won MOTM, but would not take the award with Milner standing beside him.

He said: I have to congratulate him, he has an amazing career so I hope we are going to win something together, but I will not take it today.

Salah moved top of the Premier League scoring charts with ten goals in ten appearances, level with Arsenals Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Milner was making his 500th Premier League appearance (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool moved top of the table with the impressive win, but can be overtaken by Manchester City if the Sky Blues beat or draw with Chelsea in their game.

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Salah was being branded a one-season wonder at the start of the campaign after a record-breaking debut season for the Reds.

But the Egyptian has proven his pedigree by continuing to hit the back of the net. Salah was happy with his performance, but insisted he only cared about the team winning.

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My expectation is very high, everyone else has expectation very high, Salah said.

The most important is we are top of the table and win each game. Thats the most important thing.

Liverpool are next back in action on Tuesday night when they take on Napoli at Anfield. The Reds must beat Napoli to progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

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