Mohamed Salah‘s remarkable season has been rewarded once again, with the 25-year-old named the Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year.
Salah has already been named the PFA Player of the Year, voted for by his fellow peers, and the watching media have also chosen him as their star man for 2017/18.
Salah has scored an incredible 43 goals in 48 appearances this season, as well as registering 12 assists, exceeding all expectations of supporters when he joined from Roma last summer.
His blistering speed, quick feet, devilish left foot and unbelievable finishing have drawn comparisons with Lionel Messi, which is the ultimate compliment that can be paid.
Salah’s year has to be up there with the best ever in the Premier League, and he is just one goal away from breaking the current record of 31 in a 38-game season, also held by Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer.
Suarez was the last Liverpool player to scoop the FWA award, taking home the prize after his equally astonishing displays in 2013/14.
Steven Gerrard was the winner back in 2008/09, as he almost inspired the Reds to a maiden Premier League title, while John Barnes was twice voted the cream of the crop, in 1987/88 and 1989/90, with Steve Nicol winning it in between.
Ian Rush (1983/84), Kenny Dalglish (1978/79 and 1982/83), Terry McDermott (1979/80), Emlyn Hughes (1976/77), Kevin Keegan (1975/76) and Ian Callaghan (1973/74) are the other Liverpool greats to have won it.
Salah still has time to win football’s biggest individual award at the end of the calendar year, with the Reds’ superstar currently in the running for the Ballon d’Or.
Winning the Champions League in Kiev next month would make him red-hot favourite for the prestigious honour, unless Ronaldo or Messi lift the World Cup this summer.