Salah, in his first season at Anfield, became the first Liverpool player since Ian Rush in 1986-87 to reach the 40-goal mark and only the third from the club to reach that landmark after Rush and 1966 England World Cup victor Roger Hunt.
He also helped Liverpool reach the final four of the Champions League with eight goals and three assists in 10 appearances.
He added: "I said I would wait to see what happened in Liverpool's Champions League game with Manchester City before I hung my hat on Salah or Kevin De Bruyne for that award".
Although Salah stated he would rather win the Champions League, he still has his eyes on winning both accolades, with Salah admitting that winning the Golden Boot is still on his mind. Jurgen Klopp's men need to win just two out of their remaining four games in order to secure their Champions League qualification.
"Of course it [the Premier League Golden Boot] is in my mind".
Mane hit the back of the net after just seven minutes when he followed up after Asmir Begovic could only parry the Senegalese forward's initial effort.
On the personal front, Salah looks set to claim this year's Premier League Golden Boot, having scored 30 goals to date with Harry Kane next best on 25.
"In the end they said it's his (Kane's) goal so it's finished for me".
"We have to carry it on for a few games to come".
"Each goal for me, or for anyone else, is to try to help the team". "I can not lie - it is in my mind", he explained.
"But I am sure Salah will love playing in such an attacking team and it certainly helps that he was a Liverpool fan as a kid". You feel they want to support you and want to help you to score goals.
Liverpool should have built on their early lead and the only surprise was that Bournemouth managed to keep in the match, and keep Salah out, until the 69th minute.
"He tried to motivate us like usually and in the end everybody was in the right place at the right time to win every ball".