Former England star and current BBC pundit Gary Lineker has been left raving over Liverpool star Mohamed Salah after he picked up the PFA Player of the Year award on Sunday.
The Professional Footballer’s Association (PFA) officially revealed via their official Twitter account that it was the Egyptian forward who had been voted by his peers as England’s top talent this season, after a sensational debut campaign with the Reds.
— Professional Footballers' Association (@PFA) April 22, 2018
The 25-year-old, who arrived from Roma last summer, has blown the English top flight away with his performances, as well as helping his club to the Champions League semi-finals, where he will come up against his former side.
In 46 appearances he has scored 41 goals and set up 13 assists, with 31 strikes in 33 top flight outings and eight in his 10 Champions League showings.
The announcement led to Gary Lineker congratulating the winger via his personal Twitter account, stating: “Congratulations to @22mosalah on being @PFA player of the year. He’s been superb, scored a multitude of goals and been a breath of fresh air to our football.”
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 23, 2018
Football Insider verdict
Lineker is absolutely right in stating that Salah has been superb this season, and there can be few who question the decision to award him with the honour of Player of the Year. He has been exciting to watch and there have been times this season where you cannot help but applaud him for his efforts, even as an opposition supporter. The question on everyone’s lips now, as was the case with Harry Kane, is whether he can replicate his performances next season. It would take a brave individual to suggest not, for he appears to be much, much more than a one season wonder
In other Liverpool news, Mohamed Salah sent a Twitter message to West Brom’s Ahmed Hegazi after the 2-2 draw at The Hawthorns.