Premier League Golden Boot: Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane & Pierre-Emerick


The Egypt global played the full 90 minutes as Liverpool beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 in the final round of the English Premier League.

Salah, who won the title with 32 strikes in 2017/18, becomes only the sixth player and the first African to defend his Premier League Golden Boot title - even though he has to share it with Mane and Aubameyang.

The Egypt global was unable to find the net in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Wolves at Anfield, where they fell short in the Premier League title race as Manchester City were crowned champions once again.

Aubameyang, only in his second season at the Emirates, scored twice in Arsenal's fixture away to Burnley to also reach the twenty-two mark.

He said, "I'm happy that we won and that I'm sharing the [Golden Boot] trophy with two other guys that I like".

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For Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp there was the satisfaction of knowing he had a played a part in the careers of all three of this season's Golden Boot winners, having signed Aubameyang from Saint-Etienne in 2013 when he was in charge of Dortmund.

At kickoff of the last round of games, Salah was the sole contender for the award.

Three African players ended the English Premier League season as top scorers with each bagging twenty-two goals in the season under review - 2018/2019.

"This one is very special to be honest, the golden boot", Salah told Sky Sports in 2018. "I will do my best to win it next season!"

After a bonkers week of Champions League matches, in which Liverpool and Tottenham secured their place in the final of European football's showpiece event, thoughts now turn to domestic matters and the equally fascinating race to be crowned Premier League immortals.