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Salah Named Premier League Player of Season

Salah Named Premier League Player of SeasonSalah Named Premier League Player of Season

Mohamed Salah has added the Premier League’s Player of the Season award to his collection of individual accolades after a remarkable debut campaign at Liverpool.

Salah joined Liverpool from Roma in June in a deal which could eventually reach €50 million ($60m), having established himself as something of a rising star in Serie A, Beinsports reported.

Salah scored 43 times in 50 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool. His haul of 31 strikes has seen him level the record for most goals in a single 38-match Premier League season (without considering the club’s last league match with Brighton).

The 25-year-old’s brilliant form saw him pip Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne to the Professional Footballers’ Association Players’ Player of the Year award, and he was then named the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year. And now the Premier League has recognized Salah’s fine season by giving him another award, as the winger acknowledged a desire to prove a point has been a driving force for him.

“I am very happy, I am very proud to win it,” he told the Premier League’s official website. “They say I didn’t have success here the first time, so it was always in my mind to have success here in the Premier League.” He was pointing to the time he was in Chelsea in 2014–2016 when he was not so successful.

 

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