Should Salah have won the Puskas Award?

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Despite missing out on the accolade to Croatia's Luka Modric, Liverpool fans were delighted that the Egyptian walked away with the Puskas prize for Best Goal of the Year.

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah was the surprising victor of the best goal award at FIFA's "The Best" gala in London, thanks to a strike in the Premier League against Everton.

Despite not looking very sharp this season, Salah has three goals and two assists and has achieved the same number as he had by this stage last season.

And Milner certainly seemed baffled that his team-mates goal against the Reds local rivals was nominated as his most impressive.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason expressed his dismay at the decision, saying he had lost faith in the awards.

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Last year's Puskas award was won by Olivier Giroud, who hit a stunning scorpion kick to round off a superb team move for Arsenal against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

'How was this [Bale's overhead kick] overlooked? Arguably one of the best ever CL goals'.

Salah's curling shot in last December's Merseyside derby against Everton polled the most votes.

On a fairly nonsensical night of skewed fan votes and meaningless, faux-prestige popularity contests, the charade was perhaps best demonstrated by Mohamed Salah emerging from the Royal Festival Hall with the 2018 Puskas Award tucked beneath his arm.

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