'Egyptian King' Mo Salah crowned PFA Player of the Year

'Egyptian King' Mo Salah crowned PFA Player of the Year
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah was named PFA Player of the Year following an impressive football season with Liverpool FC in the English Premier League.
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31 May, 2022
Mo Salah has won the accolade on previous occasions [Getty]

Liverpool FC and Egypt star Mohamed Salah has been named as the Professional Football Association Player of the Year for the 2021-2022 football season, it was announced on Monday.

Salah’s latest accolade is the third of its kind in his five seasons at the Merseyside club, which congratulated him in a Twitter post.

The Liverpool forward edged past finalists Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne, Crystal Palace's Conor Gallagher, and Declan Rice from West Ham United.

Salah, who has played for The Reds since 2017, was already considered the bookies’ favourite to win the title halfway through the season in December last year.

The Egyptian King’s 23 goals in 35 games he played during England's top flight were his league career's second best performance.

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Salah’s winning of the PFA Player of the Year award comes a week after being crowned the Premier League’s joint top scorer with Tottenham FC striker Son Heung-min, which saw both players win the covered Golden Boot award.

Among Salah’s 23 goals was the impressive strike against rivals Manchester City in a 2-2 draw in October last year, which was crowned as BBC Football’s goal of the 2021/2022 season.

Salah’s stellar performance this season led to The Reds adding several prizes to their cabinet, including the FA and EFL Cup trophies - which were both won on penalties against London giants Chelsea.

However, Salah’s Liverpool narrowly missed out on being crowned European champions when the Merseyside club lost to Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid 1-0 during the Champions League final on Saturday.

Liverpool also missed out on the prestigious Premier League title by one point only, with rivals Manchester City becoming English champions with an overall total of 93 points.

Salah, whose future at Liverpool has been the topic of discussion in both English and Egyptian footballing circles, confirmed earlier this month that he will see out his contract until the end of next season, but his time at Anfield beyond 2023 remains unnegotiated.