Mohamed Salah, Egyptian international and Liverpool forward, continues to score accolades beyond the field as his fine form for the Reds of Merseyside goes on unabated.
Besides his prolific run in front of goal breaking the club and African goalscoring records in the Premier League,e he has again been named by the Professional Football Association (PFA) in its 2018 PFA Premier League Team of the Year.
Salah was the sole African and Liverpool player to be listed. The team is dominated by runaway champions Manchester City have a total of five players in the team.
The goalkeeping slot is occupied by Manchester United’s David de Gea. The defense line has Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham), Nicolas Otamendi (Man City), Marco Alonso (Chelsea) and Kyle Walker (Man City).
The three man midfield has David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne (Mancity) joined by Christian Eriksen (Tottenham). Salah partners Harry Kane of Tottenham and Sergio Aguero of Man City in attack.
The PFA Premier League Team of the Year!
— PFA (@PFA) April 18, 2018
Salah is also contesting for the top PFA award, the Players’ player of the season. He will, however, have to beat off competition from Man City trio of Le Rosy Sane, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne, as well as United’s David De Gea and Tottenham’s Harry Kane. Kane is the current holder of that title.
The last African player to win it was Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez whose exploits led Leicester City to win the Premier League title under Claudio Ranieri in 2015/2016.
Harry Kane closed the gap between himself and Mohamed Salah to four goals with his strike against Brighton last night. Can he catch the Egyptian in Tottenham's four remaining games? #PL pic.twitter.com/Su73teJFAt
— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) April 18, 2018