Egypt international Mohamed Salah pipped Xherdan Shaqiri and Sadio Mane to Liverpool’s Goal of the Month award for September.
The former Chelsea and AS Roma star scored a hat-trick in the Reds’ 4-3 triumph over newly-promoted English top-flight side Leeds United, and his second strike against Marcelo Bielsa’s team claimed the club’s monthly accolade.
With Andy Robertson’s free-kick into the heart of the penalty area only half-cleared, the two-time African Player of the Year had space and time to pick his spot and blaze a shot high into the right corner of goalkeeper Illan Meslier.
That stunner garnered the most votes from a shortlist of 10 across all levels.
When the 28-year-old finds the target, Jurgen Klopp’s team tend to win, and that proved to be the case against Leeds, with the Reds emerging victorious in a 35th successive contest in which Salah had hit the net.
That run has set a new Premier League record, with Manchester United’s all-time record scorer Rooney having to relinquish top spot.
Shaqiri’s splendid free-kick at Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup took second place.