Liverpool’s forward Mohamed Salah has been named the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) Player of the Year for the second time with Chelsea’s Sam Kerr taking the women’s award.
Salah had another stellar season helping spearhead Liverpool’s quest for a quadruple that eventually fell short.
The winger shared this season’s Premier League golden boot for the top scorer with Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min who won the award in the 2017-18 season.
The forwards finished the Premier League season tied on 23 goals but Salah also recorded 13 assists, the highest in the league.
The 29-year-old Egyptian scored 31 goals in all competitions for Liverpool and helped them win the League Cup and FA Cup.
“This one is a really good one to win, especially because it’s voted by players. It shows you that you’ve worked really hard and you get what you worked for,” Salah said.
“I have my room with trophies in a cabinet and I made sure that I had another space for one more. I always keep space and just try to imagine that the trophies are going to come.”
The Eqyptian also won the prestigious Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Footballer of the Year award in April but was pipped by City’s Kevin De Bruyne to the Premier League’s Player of the Year award.
Joining Salah as the PFA Player of the Year was Sam Kerr who took the women’s honor after top-scoring in the Women’s Super League this season.
She becomes the first Australian player to win the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award.
“It’s a massive honor I think, whenever you’re voted by your peers. I think that’s the highest honor as a player so, it’s an amazing feeling,” said Kerr, who played a key role in Chelsea’s domestic-double winning team.
Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Lauren Hemp retained their trophies for the Young Player of the Year, while former England coach Roy Hodgson and Brighton & Hove Albion Women’s manager Hope Powell received merit awards for their contribution to the game.
The Premier League Team of the Year has also been announced with Son the surprise omission in a list dominated by Man City and Liverpool players.
Alisson — Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold — Liverpool, Virgil van Dijk — Liverpool, Antonio Rudiger — Chelsea, Joao Cancelo — Manchester City, Kevin De Bruyne –Manchester City, Thiago Alcantara — Liverpool, Bernardo Silva — Manchester City, Sadio Mane — Liverpool, Cristiano Ronaldo — Manchester United, Mohamed Salah — Liverpool.