Instead, in his post-match interview with Sky Sports after the 4-0 win, he told his captain to keep the award to mark his 500th Premier League appearance.
Eddie Howe's players pointed out that Salah had been in an offside position but their complaints were dismissed, although TV replays suggested they had a case.
There's cool, and then there's what Mohamed did Saturday against Bournemouth. "He was in outstanding shape, helped us a lot because we can make the changes with Trent [Alexander-Arnold] and Joe", the former Borussia Dortmund boss said.
"We stayed in the game in all of the games, and fought back like at Burnley".
"I can enjoy it [500th game] because we've won 4-0 but it's more something to look back on".
"At half-time I said we have to do better and we can do better, especially with the counter-press and not losing the ball".
The Premier League's midweek fixtures saw Manchester City march imperiously on in their pursuit of the title as they beat Watford 2-1, and the Citizens return to the south to visit Stamford Bridge, where the first cracks are beginning to appear under coach Maurizio Sarri.
"The first one is a foul actually, but he wants to score the goal so stands on his feet and scores it". But when you've players of Mo's quality, he can win you a game on his own and he turned that game day.
Robertson said that there is nothing The Reds can do about Manchester City's results and need to simply concentrate on their own games.
Praise poured in for Salah's actions on and off the pitch, with social media users hailing him as "pure class." . Nobody knows what that means, this league is so hard to play. And Salah, who had not scored in his previous three games, had the final say with a fine finish after rounding Begovic twice to seal the rout.