Mohamed Salah is on Sunday voted the best player of the year in the English Premier League. The attacker of Liverpool received the most votes in the election under players from the top English league.
In addition to Salah were also of Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sané, David Silva (all Manchester City), David de Gea (Manchester United) and Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) nominated for the price of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA). The German vleugelspeler Sané received the award for the biggest talent in the Premier League.
Salah is the second African who wins the prize, after the Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City in 2016. The attacker of Liverpool follows the Frenchman N’Golo Kanté of Chelsea, who last year by his colleagues, was declared the best player.
Salah has an excellent debuutseizoen at Liverpool. The 25-year-old Egyptian, came in 33 matches in the Premier League this season to 31 goals, which he is now top scorer in England. In addition, he came to nine assists.
Liverpool took Salah last summer for 39 million euros from AS Roma. He played in England for Chelsea, but broke never.
It is the seventh time that a player from Liverpool the price of the PFA that since 1974 is presented. Terry McDermott (1980), Kenny Dalglish (1983), Ian Rush (1984), John Barnes (1988), Steven Gerrard (2006) and Luis Suarez (2014) went to Salah for. Only players from Manchester United (eleven times) won the prize more often.
Thanks to the goals scored and assists of the Egyptian winger, which reached Liverpool in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Therein fight it out with Roma for a place in the final, held on 26 may in Kiev will be played.