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Mo Salah shows humble side after handing his man-of-the-match award to Liverpool teammate James Milner

The Egyptian netted a hat-trick against Bournemouth but felt there was a more worthy recipient

Mohamed Salah is well-known for his generosity.

The Liverpool star's charity dispenses financial support to families on a monthly basis back in his home village of Nagrig in Egypt, while funds have also gone to the construction of a religious school and an ambulance station.

And, having banged in a hat-trick against Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, Salah showed his humble side once again.

He was unsurprisingly named man-of-the-match for his goal-scoring exploits which helped place Liverpool at the top of the league. But when receiving his award after the match, he instead gave it to teammate James Milner, who was playing in his 500th Premier League match.

"No, I will not take it, he's made 500 games," Salah, standing with Milner, said in the after match presentation with Sky Sports.

"I have to congratulate him for his amazing career. He deserves it today and I hope we are going to win something this season together, but I will not take it."

Football fans around the world responded with admiration for Salah.

Viewers were then given the sight of Salah walking off camera with the match ball stuffed down the back his shirt, which was also well received social media.

His three goals have propelled him to the the top of the Premier League goal scorers list with 10 alongside Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and have allayed suggestions that he could be a one-season wonder following his record-breaking goal record last season.

He's now the fastest Liverpool played to 40 goals in Premier League history, having taken 52 appearances. Fernando Torres took 60 and Daniel Sturridge 64.

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