Mohamed Salah beats De Bruyne to PFA Player of the Year

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool against Norwich City-Premier League
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool against Norwich City-Premier League

Once again, the Liverpool forward has won the men’s 2021-22 Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year award for showing a fantastic performance for Liverpool. Beating his rival Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne to the prize.

Salah also won the Golden Boot but shared it with Tottenham forward Son Heung-min

Out of 9 players, including Ronaldo, De Bruyne, Mark Hughes, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Gareth Bale, plus twice women’s award winners Lucy Bronze and Fran Kirby. Salah’s team-mates Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane were also nominated, along with Harry Kane. Salah was chosen to receive the PFA award. 

The current and former professional footballers voted for Mohamed Salah, considering his astounding performance in the Premier League.

Salah’s overwhelming speech about winning PFA

“It’s a great honour to win a trophy, individual or collective, and this one is big so, I’m very happy and very proud of that.

“This one is a really good one to win, especially because players vote it. It shows you that you’ve worked really hard, and you get what you worked for.

“I have my room with trophies in a cabinet and I made sure that I had another space for one more. I always keep space and just try to imagine that the trophies are going to come.”

“When you get older, you feel like you’re more stable and you know exactly what you want from football so I’m just trying to really chill and help the team. That’s why I think I also won the Playmaker award, because it’s like you’re more aware of the game, so you just try to make the people next to you better and try to make yourself better as well.”

On the other hand, as reported by  Goal, Sam Kerr from Chelsea won Women’s Super League champions. Kerr scored 20 goals against Arsenal as part of a domestic league and cup double. Chelsea won the title. She also scored twice in the FA Cup final against Manchester City. 

Sam Kerr said: “It’s a massive honour I think, whenever you’re voted for by your peers. I think that’s the highest honour as a player so it’s an amazing feeling.”