Mane, Salah And Aubameyang Clinch Premier League Golden Boot

The pair of Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Mohammed Salah on the 22-goal mark to share the Golden boot award.

Sadio Mane grabbed a brace at Anfield against Wolves on the final day while Aubameyang did same at Turf Moor against Burnley.

The Gabonese had a chance to score his second hattrick in just three days but missed a sitter that could have seen him win the award outright.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who was given the award in person had this to say about clinching the prize.

“I share this trophy with two other guys I like, great players and African. We are representing Africa, that’s cool.

“I am happy we won, and I am sharing this [Golden Boot] trophy with two other guys I like. My team-mates knew about the Golden Boot, I said nothing. I did not want them to play and only focus on me. I am a team player.”

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Aubameyang finished top scorer in the Bundesliga in his last full season and has here finished on top of the pile in his first full season also.

Jurgen Klopp who was excited for his Liverpool players also glowed with a sense of pride when told Aubameyang shared the award with the pair of Salah and Mane.

“Auba too? Do they have three boots? It is good. They are all my players,” he said.

The Liverpool gaffer signed the former Dortmund forward from Saint-Etienne in 2013 when he was in charge at Dortmund.

Salah broke the record for the most goals in a 38-game campaign when he netted 32 goals.

The Egyptian becomes the sixth player to win the award in consecutive seasons.

Tottenham’s talisman, Harry Kane was the last player to retain the award in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 finishing with 17 goals in a season marred by injuries.

 

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