Liverpool's Mohamed Salah wins PFA Player of the Year

Pep Guardiola hailed Kevin De Bruyne after another fine display on Sunday afternoon

Pep Guardiola hailed Kevin De Bruyne after another fine display on Sunday afternoon

The Egypt global saw off competition from the Manchester City trio of Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and David Silva to become the second African player to win the award after Riyad Mahrez of Leicester in 2016.

The £34m summer signing from Roma, is just the fifth player to register more than 40 goal involvements in a single Premier League season (31 goals, nine assists).

It will have been the same for the players who voted for the PFA award.

"The timing of the problem is hard and how do you guarantee that if the company settles with Salah that other players won't go and ask for the same settlement?"

The Ghanaian also acknowledged the performances of other Africans in the English Premier League.

"My personal goal is to win the team title".

Should Salah have won the PFA Player of the Year award? "The players also sometimes do it in the changing room".

He was also the first to be named the Premier League's player of the month three times in one season.

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City, who blanked Swansea City 5-0 on Sunday, will be eager to continue their blistering league form when they travel to West Ham United next weekend.

After struggling to make any real impact during his inaugural season, the German is just one of a handful of players who have been rejuvenated during manager Pep Guardiola's second campaign at the club.

"I am really not interested in what people think", he said. But it is my opinion, the opinions of the players could be different.

The two teams meet in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals at Anfield tomorrow morning (Singapore time).

He narrowly pipped Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne to the award so we asked FC bloggers David Usher and Dave Mooney for their thoughts on the award and its victor.

PFA's Young Player of the Year award.

"I thought some of the runs and some of the balls in behind were brilliant", he told BT Sport when asked about his side's magnificent attacking play. "I was disappointed not to score more to be honest". 'Against Barca we played as a team, we did not focus on Lionel Messi, ' he said. "I always think about the team, I don't think about myself", Salah said.

'He is a fantastic player. "Thankfully the club gave me the chance to do it and I enjoy it a lot".

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