Mohamed Salah has won the PFA Player of the Year for the 2018 season after a stellar first campaign at Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah’s stunning season at Liverpool, which has delivered 41 goals, has got him a reward as he was named the PFA Player of the Year for 2017-18.
The former Chelsea player beat Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne to second in the voting, with Tottenham striker Harry Kane coming in third.
Salah and De Bruyne have been the standout players during the campaign, which has seen Pep Guardiola’s side clinch the league title with five games to spare, but the Liverpool man secured the most votes from his peers after scoring 41 goals in 46 appearances for the Anfield club.
Acquired for £36.9 million in the summer of 2017 from Roma, the Egypt international has made a remarkable and record-breaking impact during a second stint in England.
Went on to become the 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.”
“I didn’t have my chance at Chelsea. It was clear I would return and show everyone my football. I think I left and came back a different person, man and player. I am happy and proud.”
Manchester City’s Sane won the young player prize, while Chelsea’s Fran Kirby won the Women’s Player of the Year award.
Bristol City’s Lauren Hemp was named Women’s Young Player of the Year.
Former England captain Casey Stoney, who retired from football this year, picked up the PFA Special Achievement award.