Liverpool’s Salah Is The FWA Player Of The Year

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It’s unlikely to come as a shock to many, but the Football Writers’ Association has announced that Liverpool’s Mo Salah is their player of the year for the second time. Salah, who first scooped the prestigious award back in 2018, had a 48 per cent share of the vote following some seriously impressive form.

Remarkable Stats

Salah, 29, won’t have to wait long to pick up his latest personal accolade, with the Egyptian superstar due to be presented with the award on May 5. And, for anyone doubting Salah’s credentials to be given the title of the FWA’s football of the year title, the attacker has weighed in with thirty goals and fourteen assists from forty-five games in all competitions. And, when you take into account his time on the pitch, Salah has been directly involved in a goal every 0.9 games, which is quite remarkable.

Quadruple Dream

At the time of writing, Salah is not only well clear as the Premier League’s top scorer, with twenty-two goals to his name. But, the former Roma man also ranks the highest where assists are concerned, having created thirteen goals for teammates. So, it’s set to be another massive campaign for Salah on a personal level, but it could also end in style for Liverpool too, who are still competing on all fronts to secure what would be a historic quadruple. And, if Salah keeps up with his impressive form, the quadruple dream could become a reality.

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After beating Chelsea in the EFL Cup final on penalties, Liverpool have made it to the FA Cup final, they're 2-0 against Villareal in the Champions League semis after the first leg, and after winning 1-0 away at Newcastle, they continue to apply the pressure on Man City in the Premier League. If Liverpool are to be successful on multiple fronts, Jurgen Klopp will be looking for those players in his ranks who can produce in the big moments. And Salah is undoubtedly one of those, as we saw when he weighed in with two goals and an assist against Manchester United recently.

Football Writers’ Association Voting

When it came to the FWA vote, Liverpool incredibly had nine players entered after receiving nominations ahead of the poll. City, on the other hand, saw six of their stars in the mix for the top prize. Salah beat both City’s Kevin De Bruyne and West Ham talisman Declan Rice to the award, which means he’s now one of three Liverpool players to have been recognised by the FWA over the years, with Kenny Dalglish and John Barnes the other two. 

Salah's Future

Now, while all eyes will be on Liverpool and how they do between now and the end of the season, many are still waiting to hear news on Salah's future. Jurgen Klopp recently extended his stay at Anfield until 2026, but the Egyptian’s fate remains unclear, with no new deal signed at present. But that could all change if Liverpool add to their EFL Cup victory.