Former England and Tottenham legend Gary Lineker stated that Mo Salah should be in contention for the player of the year award after the 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Tottenham.
Salah was once again in scintillating form against Mauricio Pochettino’s side after capitalising on a Kieran Trippier/Eric Dier tangle in the centre of the park, the Egyptian found himself running clear towards the Tottenham goal before calmly guiding the ball past Hugo Lloris in the net.
Then, the 25-year-old showed a cool head in stoppage time to put the Reds back ahead after Victor Wanyama had thundered in an equaliser for Spurs.
And his performance in the match led to Gary Lineker stating on his Twitter account that the Egypt international should be fighting Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne for the player of the year.
Salah really pushing De Bruyne for footballer of the year.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 4, 2018
Salah’s goals against Tottenham were the Egyptian’s 28th and 29th of the season from 36 appearances – an awesome record from a midfielder.
De Bruyne meanwhile has 11 goals in 40 outings for a City side that are walking away with the Premier League title.
Salah only moved to the Reds in the summer following a £34million move from AS Roma and there were questions regarding whether he would be good enough for the Premier League side.
After an unsuccessful spell at Chelsea, the 25-year-old was loaned out to Fiorentina in 2015 before making a permanent move to the Italian capital and then returning to Liverpool where he has been masterful.
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