Mohamed Salah Wins Player of the Year Award, Reports Suggest

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Various reports from the English Premier League have suggested that the PFA Player of the Year Award has already been decided in favor of the Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah, but the official confirmation will come on Sunday at the award ceremony in London.

If the sources are to be believed, the diminutive winger will become only the second African footballer to win the Player of the Year award, after Riyad Mahrez claimed it in 2016 in his title-winning season at Leicester City.

Meanwhile, the Players’ Association recently revealed a six-player shortlist of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Leroy Sane (Manchester City), David de Gea (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) and Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).

Interestingly enough, each of the six shortlisted players earned a spot in the Premier League Team of the Year, except for Sane, who was beaten by his teammate Sergio Aguero for a place in the lineup.

However, when it came to the Player of the Year award, no one could ignore Salah’s phenomenal statistics, which include 40 goals and 11 assists in only 45 appearances.

What do you think? Did Mo Salah deserve the Player of the Year award?