Mohamed Salah’s outstanding performance in Liverpool’s 7-0 win over Maribor in midweek has been rewarded with the Champions League Player of the Week accolade.

The No.11 scored twice and assisted Roberto Firmino’s opening goal in Slovenia as the Reds recorded an emphatic victory to bolster their Group E prospects.

Salah collected 51 per cent of a UEFA public vote to secure the award, beating off competition from Cenk Tosun (Besiktas), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea) and Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain).

It’s the second time this campaign the Egypt forward has claimed the prize, having also done so for his performance in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla on Matchday One.