Jamie Carragher has said that star Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah can win the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award with a barnstorming display at Old Trafford next weekend.
Writing in his column in the Telegraph, Carragher said that he was convinced that Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne would walk the award this year.
However, as Salah continues to impress Carragher thinks the Liverpool star will push him close.
And in a verdict which has even shocked himself, Carragher thinks he could even pip the favourite if he continues at the same rate and delivers a world-class performance against Man United.
“With respect to the Belgian, the more I assess Salah’s contribution, the more I feel he deserves to push De Bruyne far closer than I imagined,” Carragher wrote.
“He has the potential to go ahead in the next few weeks, particularly if he produces a match-winning performance at Old Trafford next weekend.
“No signing at any English club has made a better start to their Premier League career than Salah.”
Football Insider verdict:
Big talk from Carragher but Salah has the stats to back it all up. He has scored 31 goals in 37 appearances for Liverpool this season, including 23 in 27 Premier League games. He’s scored five in his last four. He’s unstoppable. De Bruyne has been brilliant for Man City but no player has dazzled the Premier League like Salah this season. We’re not voting unfortunately, but if we were we’d be voting for the Liverpool goal machine.
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