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James Milner reacts brilliantly on Twitter to Mo Salah's controversial Puskas Award

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It was a mixed evening for Mohamed Salah at FIFA's The Best Awards ceremony in London.

The Egyptian forward was nominated alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric on a three-man shortlist for FIFA's Best Men's Player of the Year award.

Modric came away with the award to end Ronaldo and Leo Messi's 10-year duopoly.

Remarkably, Salah was also omitted from the FIFPro World XI and Chelsea's Eden Hazard was included instead.

But Liverpool's star man did win the Puskas Award for his lovely goal in the Merseyside derby.

The award was decided by a fan vote - and Salah fought off plenty of competition, including overhead kicks by Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

Salah scored some beautiful goals last season but this is undoubtedly the worst goal to ever win the Puskas Award.

Liverpool teammate James Milner was quick to react to Salah's latest award on social media.

The 32-year-old midfielder congratulated his teammate but also ridiculed the decision, suggesting Salah scored plenty of better goals last season.

Milner tweeted: "Congrats @MoSalah on your 7th best goal from last season winning goal of the year."

It's what most football fans were probably thinking as Salah went up to collect the award.

"I'm very happy and very proud," said the 26-year-old Egyptian. "I have to thank everyone who voted for me."

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Salah scored 44 goals in all competitions last season and Jurgen Klopp admitted that their is more pressure on his shoulders.

"Everybody expects things because of last season," said Liverpool's German boss. "We want him to score as often as possible."

It's been a slow start to the 2018/19 campaign for Salah but he has already scored three Premier League goals in Liverpool's first six outings.

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