Mohamed Salah has beaten both Kevin de Bruyne and Declan Rice to being named this season’s Football Writers’ Association Men’s Footballer of the Year.
For the second time in his career, the Egyptian King has now won the FWA Men’s Footballer of the Year. Back in 2018, Mo Salah became the first African player to receive the accolade thanks to a fantastic individual run in the Premier League; Salah broke the record for most goals scored in a 38-game EPL season with 32 goals.
"Liverpool’s No.11 won 48 per cent of the vote from journalists in the FWA to take the prestigious prize for the second time following his success in 2018, with Kevin De Bruyne and Declan Rice finishing second and third respectively.Salah – one of nine members of Jürgen Klopp’s squad to receive votes in the poll – will be presented with the trophy on May 5. (Via: liverpoolfc.com)"
Much like that season, the 2021/22 run hasn’t been much different. Salah currently leads the English top flight with 22 goals and 13 assists, with his team trailing City by one point in the Premier League title race thanks to his assistance. He has also helped Liverpool to an EFL Cup gold medal, an FA Cup Final, and a Champions League Semifinal.
This year’s tally saw Salah win by almost 50% more votes compared to the runner-up and third place. Salah becomes only the third Liverpool player to win the award twice after Sir Kenny Dalglish and John Barnes. What amazing company Mo sits with at the table.
Mohamed Salah is still Liverpool’s best player
This season Mohamed Salah has been involved in 30 goals in 44 matches for the Reds across all competitions. Since his Serie A days, this will be his seventh consecutive 20-plus goal-contributing run.
"Salah, 29, has contributed a hugely impressive 22 goals and 13 assists in just 31 Premier League games to help propel Jurgen Klopp’s side to second in the table, just a point behind champions Man City with just five games left this season.And in total, the Egypt international has been involved in 30 goals and 14 assists in only 44 matches in all competitions, a run of form that has so far helped Liverpool win the League Cup, as well as reach the final of the FA Cup and the semi-finals of the Champions League. (Via: Sky Sports)"
Since joining the Reds in 2017 and playing under Jurgen Klopp, he has enjoyed three seasons where he has contributed 30-plus goals. Whatever is the hold-up on a contract extension at Anfield needs to be sorted out imminently.
Every team struggling to replicate the quality in front of goal that Liverpool are displaying, are in search of a 30-plus goalscorer. Salah also set a new EPL record when he scored for the fifth consecutive opening matchday against Norwich City this season.
Joining Mo Salah Is the Women’s Footballer of the Year: Sam Keer
Joining the Egyptian King as the winner of the Football Writers’ Association Women’s Footballer of the Year is Chelsea’s, Sam Keer. Like Mo Salah, Keer leads the way in the Women’s Super League with 18 goals.
The Top Flight will have more on her season and the Australian’s story of being named the best Women’s player for the 2021/22 campaign from Tristan Davis.