Sadio Mane with teammate Mohamed Salah
Monday Apr 23, 2018. 19:00
The Egypt international’s stunning debut season at Liverpool FC was recognised by PFA members from the 92 Premier League and Football League clubs at a ceremony in London, England on Sunday evening.
Salah, who has scored 41 goals in 46 appearances for his club so far this term, best Manchester City trio Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Leroy Sane, as well as David de Gea (Manchester United) and Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), to the PFA Player of the Season accolade.
“I feel great. I work hard and I’m very happy to win it,” Salah said on Liverpool’s official website.
“My personal thing is to win something with the team. I always think about the team, I don’t think about myself, so the most important thing for me is to win something with the team.
“We are very close now, in the [Champions League] semi-final, so hopefully we’re going to win it.”
When asked what has helped him maintain such outstanding form throughout the campaign, Salah replied: “I think the team. The team helped me a lot, the way we play, they help me, they pass me the ball a lot. So the team help me a lot, honestly, to perform and be in that shape.”
Salah is the seventh Liverpool player to receive the PFA prize after Luis Suarez (2013-14), Steven Gerrard (2005-06), John Barnes (1987-88), Ian Rush (1983-84), Kenny Dalglish (1982-83) and Terry McDermott (1979-80).