And it was during that 1-2 win at Selhurst Park that the England global sustained a serious hamstring injury, which seemingly jeopardised his Champions League final chances after the Reds secured their place at Roma's expense this month.
Salah collected the prizes at Anfield before taking a private jet to London to collect another one, the Football Writers' Association player of the year award.
Liverpool can not focus all of their energies on Real just yet, with the battle for a place in next season's competition still not settled. The season is ended for most teams in the league, but not us.
Liverpool need a point at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday to secure Champions League qualification for next season.
"For now we are thinking only about Brighton".
"A week was exactly what we needed, we had a few players with some problems and had time to recover". Then after we'll play the final.
Zidane has insisted that's overly simplistic though, saying: "I do not know if [Salah] will win the Ballon d'Or, but he has had a great season". It's very special to play a final. "I had a good season but without the help of my team-mates it would have been very hard".
"So it was always in my mind to come back".
The Reds suffered a setback in their hopes of finishing in the top four this season when they were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon following Olivier Giroud's first half goal.
"I'm not the same player, I improved a lot in Rome but I can't say everything is me". The teammates are maybe different. "So I made them wrong". "If anyone wants me they have to talk to our chairman".
Chelsea and England forward Fran Kirby was the inaugural victor of the women's award.