Liverpool's Salah voted England's Footballer of the Year

Wednesday, 02 May, 2018

Salah was named Footballer of the Year ahead of Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne by the Football Writers' Association on Tuesday, adding to his Professional Footballers' Association Players' Player of the Year award.

It could offer a glimmer of hope for Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who is aiming for his third straight Premier League golden boot and is now five goals behind leading scorer Salah.

He added, "Salah is an example to follow for all Egyptian youth. he loves his country, a honest and a flawless representative for Egypt in Europe".

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Salah narrowly beat Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne to the prize by a margin of less than 20 votes in a ballot of over 400 FWA members.

He also looks set to win the Golden Boot award to cap a stunning campaign on Merseyside.

'He is also the first African to receive the award and we congratulate him on a magnificent season'.

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Salah is only the second non-European player to scoop the FWA prize after former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez - and the first African victor.

CAIRO (AP) - A commercial dispute between Mohammed Salah and football authorities in his native Egypt has been swiftly resolved following top-level political intervention, a quick turnaround that showcased the mega star power of the 25-year-old Liverpool winger.

Egypt qualified for the first time in 28 years for the World Cup and will be competing in group A with hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay at the tournament.

Other players that received votes for the award were: Sergio Aguero, Roberto Firmino, David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Christian Eriksen, Nick Pope and Jan Vertonghen.

With more than 40 goals this season, Salah has captivated the soccer insane nation of about 100 million people.

The Liverpool star needs just one more goal to take his league tally to 32, one more than the joint record held by Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.