Mohamed Salah on Sunday won the PFA Premier League’s Players’ Player of the Year for his extraordinary 41-goal season at Liverpool.
“It’s a big honour. I’ve worked hard and I’m very happy to win it,” Salah said at the ceremony on Sunday evening.
Salah equalled a Premier League record for most goals in a single season by netting his 31st goal of the campaign in a 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
“You’re comparing your name with some great names, to break the Premier League record is something huge in England and all over in the world,” he said after netting his 31st goal.
“There are still three games to go. I want to break this record.”
He beat a close competitor in Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, who is also having an incredible season, with the Premier League trophy already in the bag.
“From my point of view when you are analysing 10 months, there is no player better than him,” said Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola of the Belgian midfielder.
Manchester City did pick up an individual award at the PFA ceremony as Leroy Sane won the Young Player of the Year.
Sane was also nominated for the senior Player of the Year award, alongside team-mates, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.