Liverpool striker, Mohammed Salah has won the FWA Footballer of the year award pipping Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne to the prize.
The Egypt international has had a sterling debut season for Liverpool with 43 goals in 48 appearances and counting topping the EPL scoring chart with 31 goals making him the first African to score 30 goals or more in a single season in England.
His goals and overall contribution has helped place Liverpool in third position in the EPL which seals their place in the UCL next season. The Reds also find themselves in the semifinal of the Champions League where a 5 – 2 first leg win at home to Roma puts them in front position for a place in the Finals.
A total of 400 journalists voted for the award which saw Salah and De Bruyne poll more than 90 percent of those votes with the ex-Roma striker beating his ex-chelsea teammate with less than 20 votes. Tottenham striker Harry Kane came in third in the polls.
Salah becomes only the second player from outside Europe to win the award after ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez won the award in the 2013/2014 season. Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is the immediate past winner of the award after his first season at Stamford Bridge.
Mohammed Salah who also won the PFA Player Of The Year prize will be looking to continue his goalscoring when Liverpool take on Roma in the second leg of their UCL semi-final clash on Wednesday.