The 25-year-old Egyptian star topped a poll that saw a record number of votes cast after firing Egypt to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and nearly single-handedly taking Egypt to their first World Cup finals since 1990, scoring five and setting up their other two goals in qualifying.
The Premier League top scorer - with 13 - won the award for his electric start to his Reds career, scoring 19 goals in all competitions in a mere 24 matches, as well as his exploits for Egypt.
"You feel like you've done something important that year, so I'm very pleased, and I want to win the award next year as well'" Salah added.
"It was a good month for me".
Salah scored his eight goals against Marribor, West Ham, Southampton, Chelsea and Stoke City.
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"So I need to thank my teammates [there] and also my teammates in the national team", he continued, calling all those he works with "very professional" and describing his happiness "with them".
"I want to be the best Egyptian ever so I work hard".
Salah, 25 is also in the race for the African Player of the Year award to be awarded by the African Football Confederation (CAF) on January 4 in Accra, Ghana.
Salah succeeds Algeria's Riyad Mahrez, who clinched the title in 2016 following his exploits with Leicester City during their remarkable Premier League-winning campaign.
"Salah has won and we all have to congratulate him".