Why Mo Salah deserved to win the PFA Player of the Year award

Last night Mo Salah was crowned PFA Player of the Year award as voted for by his peers.

The debate was whether Manchester City’s midfield maestro Kevin de Bruyne would win it after his performances helped crown City champions this season, but why did Salah deserve the award ahead of the Belgian?

First of all, de Bruyne is surrounded by talent that certainly came at a cost to Pep Guardiola’s side and whilst Salah isn’t in the worst team in the league, his performances have been head and shoulders above the rest of his teammates in Liverpool terrific season that has seen them remain unbeaten at home (being the only side to do so) and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Not only that but as the season has gone, Kevin de Bruyne has seemingly been less influential (cue the City fans outrage) and his performances have been only what is expected of him. Much like in Jamie Vardy’s record breaking season, everyone has expected Salah to tail off and stop performing at such a high level. However, again like Vardy, Salah has proven everyone wrong and continued to perform at the very best level which is likely to see him crowned top scorer this season.

Salah was rightfully crowned PFA Player of the Season, in my opinion and hopefully will continue to light up the Premier League next season.

Jack Dawson

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