Liverpool’s forward Mohammed Salah has won the Professional Footballer’s Association Player of the Year award for 2017-18.
The Egyptian forward beat stiff opposition from the likes of Harry Kane, De Gea and City’s trio of De Bruyne, David Silva, and Leroy Sane in the vote by his fellow players to land the accolade.
“It’s an honour and especially as it’s voted by the players. I am happy and proud,” Salah said.
“I didn’t have my chance at Chelsea. It was clear I would return and show everyone my football. I think I left and came back a different person, man, and player.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he was “happy to have the opportunity” of being Salah’s manager and added it was an “unbelievable honour” to win the award.
“It’s been a fantastic ride, but we still have games to go,” Klopp said. “But please grab the trophy and come home. We play on Tuesday!”
Salah has been in a scintillating form since he joined Liverpool from Roma scoring 41 goals and providing 11 assists in all competitions. The winger scored against the Baggies to equal the record of the highest number of goals (31) scored in a 38 game series. He’s now tipped to set a new record with three games left to play.
Liverpool will be back in European action on Tuesday night when they confront Roma in the first leg of the Semi-finals of the Champions League. Salah’s season will become more decorated if he helps the Reds to win the competition.