Salah has scored an incredible 31 goals in 33 league games in his first year for Jurgen Klopp's side and now leads the race for the Golden Boot.
Salah has also been seen as the main reason behind the Reds making it to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in a decade.
And similarly to Salah, Twitter was full of praise for the young German.
The 25-year-old player was not a complete stranger to the Premier League when he arrived at Liverpool this summer.
And Keown insists that the prize should be awarded to a player from the best team, which has undoubtedly been City this term. "I'm very proud to win and I've worked very hard".
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"It is really rare in football that you win as an individual, an individual trophy, because it is a team game", he said.
"From day one I left the Premier League, I wanted success here, but it was hard".
Moreover, the Etihad outfit may but end with probably the most factors, most wins and most objectives of any champions in Premier League historical past.
'We have had a great ride so far, but we have still a few yards to go.
"I think I left then I came back as different person, man, player, as I said, I didn't have my chance [at Chelsea]".
Liverpool agreed a fee, including add-ons, in the region of €39m (nearly Dh176m) to sign Salah from Roma a year ago.
Life at Stamford Bridge didn't work out for Salah, but those who saw him in action in a Chelsea shirt will have found it hard to deny his raw quality and potential.