Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah crowned PFA player of the year

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been crowned Professional Footballers Association (PFA) player of the year following a stunning debut season at Anfield.

Salah, who joined Liverpool for £37m from Serie A outfit Roma during the summer, fought off competition from Manchester Citys influential midfielder Kevin de Bruyne and Tottenham striker Harry Kane to land the top award.

The 25-year-old has been in blistering form this term, scoring 31 Premier League goals and 41 in total for the Reds, and is set to break the record for number of strikes in a 38-game campaign.

Salahs second-half effort against West Brom on Saturday drew him level with Alan Shearer, Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo, who all notched 31 at various stages of the Premier League era.

The Egyptian is also proving a driving force on the continent and is leading Liverpools quest to conquer Europe – they host Roma in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday.

Manchester Uniteds David de Gea and Manchester City duo David Silva and Leroy Sane were also up for the award. Sane, meanwhile, won the PFA young player of the year gong.

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