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Egyptian Salah, Germany’s Sane Win Player of Year Awards

Egyptian Salah, Germany’s Sane Win Player of Year AwardsEgyptian Salah, Germany’s Sane Win Player of Year Awards

Egyptian striker of Liverpool FC was crowned as the Premier League Football Player of the Year, while Leroy Sane was awarded as the Young Player of the Year, April 22.

Liverpool attacker Mohammed Salah has been voted the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year by his fellow professionals. The Egyptian winger picked up the prize on Sunday evening, beating the likes of David De Gea, Harry Kane and Kevin De Bruyne to the coveted award. Salah has scored 31 goals so far in the Premier League, Eurosport reported.

Kane finished in third place, whilst De Bruyne was voted second. Reflecting on winning the award, Salah noted, “it’s an honor to be nominated to be player of the year, especially chosen by the players.”

“I want success here (In the Premier League). We have to carry on, we still have games to go in the Premier League and the Champions League,” added the Egyptian winger.

Salah was modest about his successful season on the pitch for the Reds. “I play for the team, not just myself. I want to thank my teammates and coaches,” he said. “It’s very special to play for Liverpool in a semifinal, especially playing against Roma; I am very excited to play against my old friends at Roma.”

Liverpool’s upcoming Champions League semifinal is against Roma (Salah’s previous team) on Tuesday.

 Young Player of Year

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has been named as the PFA Young Player of the Year for the 2017/18 season.

Sane, 22, joined City in the summer of 2016 and after a strong start to his career in England last season he has kicked on to a new level.

He beat Harry Kane and teammate Raheem Sterling to the award. Sane has scored nine times in the league and registered 12 assists to help City lift their first Premier League title under Pep Guardiola.

The winger has formed a key part of the City attack along with Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero. Sane has also become a key part of the German national team set-up.

 

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