Mo Salah named PFA Player of the Year
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Apr 23, 2018,
Apr 23, 2018, 5:40
Kane's efforts in front have goal would have usually bagged him a Golden Boot a the end of the season, but he has been surpassed by Liverpool's Mohamed Salah who's also emerging as a real challenge to the space typically occupied by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's best player.
The Egyptian became only second African ever to win the award, which was voted for by his Premier League peers, as he beat competition from Kevin de Bruyne as well as David De Gea, Harry Kane, Leroy Sane and David Silva, while Sane was also named Young Player of the Year.
Pep Guardiola's side have thrilled onlookers with their Premier League displays this term, adding the title to their Carabao Cup triumph with five games to spare.
Meanwhile, Keira Walsh was runner up in the Women's Young Player of the Year, with Ellie Roebuck in third place.
He was voted as the division's best player in November, February and March.
Liverpool host Roma in the first leg of their Champions League last-four tie on Tuesday, and Salah is eager for a reunion with his former employers.
The Egypt global has enjoyed a remarkable debut season with Liverpool after being signed in a £35million deal from Roma, scoring a stunning 31 Premier League goals. I will talk about myself at the moment, I'm very happy and very proud about that'.
"Also congrats to all the players who were [in contention with me] to win this award, because I think also they deserved it".
Germany ace Sane has been an electrifying presence down the City left all season, scoring nine goals and producing 12 assists in 28 Premier League appearances.
"There are still three games to go".
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.