Mo Salah Emerges Winner of PFA Player of the Year Award
- Author: Angelo Rivera Apr 23, 2018,
Apr 23, 2018, 5:42
Mohamed Salah has been voted player of the year by his fellow professionals in English football in recognition of an incredible scoring return to the Premier League with Liverpool. "To break the Premier League record is something huge in England and all over in the world". I'm sure mentally it would have been very hard for him to come back and give it another shot.
The presentation came just a day after the Egypt global scored the 41st goal of his sensational debut season with the Reds and moved closer to the club record of 47, set by Ian Rush in 1983-84.
The Egypt forward has hit 31 goals in 33 Premier League appearances since signing from Roma for an initial £36.9million (€42m) last June, equalling the record for the most prolific campaign in the division's 20-team history. "Let's see what will happen".
Salah is the seventh Premier League player to win the award and the first to win it since Suarez in 2013-14.
The wide attacker now has three games and four goals left to try and secure the all-time Premier League goals in a single season record. Rush also won it, as did Steven Gerrard, John Barnes, Kenny Dalglish and Terry McDermott.
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The England global has really come into his own this season after an inconsistent spell on Merseyside, and has excelled as one of City's key play-makers in the final third.
Former West Brom and England forward Cyrille Regis, who died in January at the age of 59, was honoured with the PFA's merit award during the ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Upon receiving the PFA Player of the Year award on Sunday, the 25-year-old was asked if he had been determined to prove a point upon moving to Anfield.
The team of the season was also announced.