Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has won the Premier League’s Player of the Month award for February, while Chris Hughton has won the manager’s award.
Salah scored four goals in Liverpool’s three Premier League matches last month, following his brace in the 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur with strikes in the 2-0 win at Southampton and the 4-1 victory over West Ham United at Anfield.
The 25-year-old’s goal in the 2-0 win over Newcastle United on March 3 took his total to 24 in the league and 32 in all competitions in his first season at Anfield.
“The players make it easier and the coach also makes it easier for me,” Salah said. “It’s nice to win it again especially because it’s the Player of the Month of the Premier League so that’s something good.
“I say always try to help reach the three points and to be in a better position.”
Salah has claimed the award for a second time this season, having also won it for his performances in November. He is the first Egyptian ever to win the award since it was introduced in 1994.
Brighton manager Hughton oversaw comprehensive wins against West Ham and Swansea at home, as well as a draw away at Stoke, to steer the club away from the relegation zone.
Hughton has since masterminded a win over Arsenal last weekend to take Brighton to 10th in the Premier League, 11 points clear of the drop.