Salah crowned PFA player of the year

Salah crowned PFA player of the year
Liverpool Mohamed Salah has been voted the PFA Player of the Year for the 2017-18 season after an impressive and prolific first season at Liverpool.

The Egyptian international player was able to beat off competition from Manchester City's title-winners: Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Leroy Sane with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Tottenham striker Harry Kane completing the six-man shortlist of nominees.

Salah and De Bruyne have been impressive in their performance so far this season, with Salah scoring 41 goals in 46 appearances at Anfield and De Bruyne's effort is evident in helping Pep Guardiola's side clinch the league title with five games to spare.

The 25-year-old, who was signed for £34m from Roma, is the first Egyptian to win the award, presented at Grosvenor House in central London on Sunday evening.

"Hopefully I'm not the last one," said Salah. "I'm very proud to win and I've worked very hard.

"It's a big honour."

Salah, who follows Luis Suarez, in 2014, who was the last Liverpool player to earn the award, is a vital reason behind the club's run to the Champions League semi-finals and helping Jurgen Klopp's side all but secure a top-four spot in the league.

Albeit, Salah became the first person in Premier League history to secure three Player of the Month awards in the same season; securing it in November, February and March, and was the only member of Liverpool's squad to be named in the PFA Team of the Year.

The Golden Boot frontrunner scored his 31st Premier League goal in Liverpool's 2-2 draw at West Brom on Saturday and will be helping the club to a first Champions League final since 2007,when he comes across his former club AS Roma in the first leg of their semi-final on Tuesday.

However, early last week Salah has expressed his intentions to be on the Champions League win.

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