Mo Salah’s goal for Liverpool against Merseyside Rivals Everton was adjudged the best goal of the year last night at the award ceremony. From the many congratulation messages that he received, the Egyptian King also received a lot of backlash from the twitter world. Lets take a look at how the World reacted to Mo winning the Puskas award 2018.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 24, 2018
The Liverpool fans around the world wasted no time in showering praise on their Egyptian Hero. There were many tweets from all around the globe reminding the world of what Salah achieved during his first season at the Anfield club as he collected yet another individual award like PFA player of the year, Liverpool player of the year, and African player of the year.
A deserved winner 🔥🔥🔥https://t.co/WiJGWdMaOD
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) September 24, 2018
— Intacto Gaming (@intactogaming) September 24, 2018
Some fans even conveyed their disappointment in the Liverpool starlet not making the FIFA PRO team, even though he finished third on the best player award nominee list, just like in the case where Courtois won the best goalkeeper but David De Gea made the FIFA PRO team over the Belgian.
— Hello, I cum in peace💦 (@MaxxyFire) September 24, 2018
However, the fans of all other clubs were quick to point out that the Egyptian’s goal didn’t deserve to win the award. There were tweets suggesting that Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal against Juventus in the Champions League semi-final deserved to win the award, while others suggested that the Gareth Bale overhead kick against Liverpool in the Champions league final deserves to win the award.
Mo Salah wins the #Puskas award for his goal against Everton.
Beating Bale and Ronaldo’s overhead kicks… pic.twitter.com/NUfAG6bKWK
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) September 24, 2018
— R (@rehmanXO) September 24, 2018
Others even suggested that Pavard’s goal for France at the world cup and even the Ruben Neves wonder strike deserved to win the award over the little Egyptian.
Every Puskas goal since 2009.
Still trying to work out how Salah won it this year pic.twitter.com/P6YSULS1F3
— ManUtd_HQ🇾🇪 (@ManUtd_HQ) September 24, 2018
While the fans went on and on about why Salah shouldn’t have won the award, his Liverpool teammate James Milner wasted no time in congratulating Salah in a way only James Milner can.
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) September 24, 2018
As the complaining and cribbing went on and on, the fans fail to realize that the winner is selected on the basis of a fan vote and hence it is the fan’s themselves who have selected a goal that may not even be the best goal that Salah scored last season.