Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool forward, has been named PFA Player of the Year for the 2021-22 season.
The 29-year-old shared the Premier League Golden Boot with Son Heung-min with 23 goals and 14 top-flight assists. He also won the Playmaker Award with 14 top-flight assists.
Meanwhile, the most debatable topic yet remains to be the inclusion of Tottenham’s Son Heung-min in the team of the year despite the fact that the Korean forward tied with Salah for Premier League’s Golden Boot award.
PFA Team and Player of the Year for 2021-22 season
Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah has been crowned the PFA Player of the Year for the 2021-22 season. The Liverpool star player beat out the Belgian, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo, Virgil van Dijk, Harry Kane, and Sadio Mane, to win the PFA award.
Salah has now won two PFA Player of the Year accolades after winning the award for the 2017-18 season, making him one of only nine players in history to do so.
On winning the award Salah said
“It’s a great honour to win a trophy, individual or collective and this one is big so, very happy and very proud of that”
“This one is a really good one to win, especially because it’s voted by players,”
Salah joins Ronaldo, De Bruyne, Lucy Bronze, Thierry Henry, Mark Hughes, Fran Kirby, Gareth Bale, and Alan Shearer. As these all great players have won the PFA Player of the Year award twice in their careers and have also made the Premier League Team of the Year.
Salah is one of six Liverpool players in the best XI, with Mane, Van Dijk, Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Thiago Alcantara.
Adding to that list is De Bruyne, Joao Cancelo, and Bernardo Silva representing Manchester City. While Ronaldo is the only Manchester United player in the Best XI, with Antonio Rudiger completing the team.