And fellow summer signing Robertson, who arrived from Hull City past year, has admitted that he has been hugely impressed by Salah's displays this season. The finish also put him one goal ahead of Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez who had all previously scored 31 in a 38-game Premier League season.
The prestigious award is handed to the player who scored most league goals across the course of the campaign.
"Maybe they were not among the favourites at the beginning, but when you look at the games they played, I think they deserve to be in this final", added Modric.
"But I don't want to say that I am happy with these kinds of comparisons, because each of them was at top level for 10 or 11 years".
If Real Madrid win the Champions League, then they will take the place for the holders in Pot 1, meaning Tottenham move up from Pot 3 into the vacant position in Pot 2. "Not only me, but a lot of the players".
'Even before the Brighton game nobody is talking about that game. "I like him a lot", he said.
"Everyone reminds you that you're going to play a final".
The Reds will face Real Madrid in the showpiece match of the European club season in Kiev on May 26, having progressed all the way from the qualifying play-off last August.
Firmino, twice, and Georginio Wijnaldum also had chances to score before the unmarked Lovren charged in at the far post just before half-time to power home Robertson's cross, with his arms-outstretched celebration mimicking that of Salah. Liverpool have no fresh injury concerns as things stand, and will assess the fitness of Emre Can, who was due to return to Merseyside on Monday.
Real Madrid's squad may have much more depth but will have only one week's rest, compared to Liverpool's 13 days, which may level the playing field slightly. "Credit to him and long may it continue for us".