African footballer of the year and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was named the PFA Player of the Year on Sunday, punctuating a remarkable season that has already seen him set a number of records in his first year at the club.
Salah beat off competition from Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, considered his top challenger, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane,Leroy Sane,David Silva and David de Gea to claim the honour at the 45th PFA Awards at Grosvenor House in central London on Sunday evening, which is given by Premier League players.
Mohamed Salah has been instrumental both for club and for country.In 2017 his heroics advanced his country Egypt to the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia after 27 year wait, in a game he played a crucial role scoring both goals, not forgetting the phenomenal tally of 41 goals in 46 appearances for his club Liverpool so far this season Salah has been in great form.
Speaking after collecting the trophy, the Reds’ No.11 said: “I feel great. I work hard and I’m very happy to win it.
“My personal thing is to win something with the team. I always think about the team, I don’t think about myself, so the most important thing for me is to win something with the team.
“We are very close now, in the [Champions League] semi-final, so hopefully we’re going to win it.”
Mohamed Salah was crowned African player of the year 2017 in a function hosted in Ghana early in January 2018.He shook off competition from his club mate Sadio Mane from Senegal and the man he succeeded Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Gabon.