Mohamed Salah has more Premier League winners' medals than Steven Gerrard... despite playing 30 mins this season

Egyptian winger, on loan at Fiorentina, has been promised a medal

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Mohammed Salah will have one more Premier League winner's medal on his shelf than Steven Gerrard, despite only playing a total of 30 minutes for the champions Chelsea this season.

The Egyptian made three substitute appearances for the Blues in the division this season before he was shipped off on loan to Fiorentina.

Salah has since become a revelation in Italy, getting on the scoresheet seven times for the Serie A club.

Liverpool captain Gerrard plays his final game at Anfield this weekend, before he departs to the Premier League having not won the title with Liverpool during his otherwise glorious 17-year career at the club.

He has been invited to Chelsea's end of season match against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on the final day of the season (24 May), where they will be handed the Premier League trophy.

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Gerrard lifting the Champions League in 2005

The rules have been relaxed over who is eligible for a medal. It used to be a requirement to make a minimum of 10 appearances, which was then reduced to five.

 

But now it is up to the club's discretion who receives one of the 40 medals handed to them.

Andre Schuerrle, who joined Wolfsburg in a £22m deal in February, will also receive his medal after making 14 appearances for Chelsea earlier in the season.

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Andre Schurrle will also be given a medal

"Jose Mourinho sent me a text to say that I'd get a medal and he asked me to come to the last game," he said. "That was very nice for me.

"I'm really happy for the boys. They played a very good second half of the season so of course, for me, it's good to get a medal but the boys did the work."

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