Liverpool attacker Mo Salah has received a vote from an unlikely source ahead of the PFA Player of the Year announcement, Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.

The Sky Blues ace is a contestant for the title alongside the Egyptian.

De Bruyne has been one of the key components to the Manchester club’s bid for the English Premier League which can be won this weekend, should they beat fierce rivals Manchester United at the Etihad this weekend.

But Salah’s form this season has surpassed anything that anyone in the top-flight has managed to come up with.

38 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions compared to De Bruyne’s 11 goals and 20 assists is the reason the City star has given the Egyptian his backing.

And the Belgium international was quoted in The Sun as saying: “I voted for Salah for footballer of the year because he deserves it. If it’s nobody from our team I think Salah deserves it.

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“I don’t look at what happened before I don’t know how to pick anyone else other than Salah if I can’t pick someone from my team.

“I don’t know if he would vote for me, I’m fair you know, if he wins he wins.”

Football Insider verdict:

There can be no doubting that both De Bruyne and Salah have had brilliant seasons but after hearing that even the Belgian has voted for the 25-year-old goal machine, you’ve got to think Salah will snatch it. It’s been an incredible debut season for Salah and, after surpassing Harry Kane in the goalscoring charts, despite not being an out and out striker, there is nobody more deserving of the title than the Reds attacker.

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