The Egypt global also secured the Premier League Golden Boot, beating Tottenham's Harry Kane by two goals.
The Premier League season is finally over and there is just one award left to be handed out.
Kane's 30 goals helped Spurs to a third-place finish in the Premier League, ensuring a third successive year of Champions League football - an impressive achievement given they played their home games at Wembley and their top-four rivals spent heavily.
The result saw travel-sick Brighton end an otherwise successful first Premier League campaign without an away league win in 2018, as Chris Hughton's team wilted in the Merseyside sunshine.
Such form has led to comparisons with the Barcelona and Real Madrid superstars, one of which he will soon face in the Champions League final, when the Reds take on Los Blancos in Ukraine. No, absolutely not. I am not on my own, I have still a lot of people around me, Peter Krawietz and Andreas Kornmayer's team.
Andy Robertson has become the latest Liverpool FC player to lavish yet more praise on Mohamed Salah following his brilliant season for the Reds this term. Wijnaldum admits. "Even before this game, nobody is talking about this game".
Liverpool will head into the final as underdogs, despite their performances in seeing off Porto, Manchester City and Roma en route, against a Real side who beat Atletico Madrid in 2016 and Juventus past year.
LIVERPOOL midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum admits the dream of joining the ranks of Champions League "legends" is driving the players to succeed in Kiev later this month. It's going to be a tough game - we know they have so much quality.
Fast forward to last summer, when Liverpool were able to secure the Egyptian for £34 million in what can retrospectively be seen as a bargain and a half.