Mohamed Salah wins English PFA Player of the Year award

Mohamed Salah was named Player of the Year by England’s Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) on Sunday.

Mohamed Salah became the seventh Liverpool player and the first Egyptian to win the PFA Player of the Year award.

The Liverpool forward, 25, beat Kevin de Bruyne, Harry Kane, Leroy Sane, David Silva and David de Gea in the vote by his fellow players.

Salah was rewarded for his performances which have yielded 41 goals in all competitions since joining from AS Roma last year, helping Liverpool reach the Champions League semi-finals and secure a likely top-four finish in the Premier League.

The Egyptian has scored 31 PL goals so far this season, which is a joint-record tally for a 38-games PL season. He played a vital part in Liverpool’s CL journey and the Reds are in the semi-finals of the competition for the first time since the 2007-2008 season.

He scored in both legs of Liverpool’s 5-1 aggregate victory over Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals, as well as four goals in their league victory over Watford in March.

Manchester City’s Sane won the young player prize, while Chelsea’s Fran Kirby won the Women’s Player of the Year award.

Bristol City’s Lauren Hemp was named Women’s Young Player of the Year.

Salah, who will be playing against his former team AS Roma on Tuesday, said he hopes to follow up the recognition received from his peers with silverware for the team.

“My personal ambition is to win something with the team. I always think about the team, I don’t think about myself,”

“It’s an honour and especially as it’s voted by the players. I am happy and proud,” Egypt international 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.

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