Liverpool looks to be on the news a lot these days but this time stealing the headlines with its forward; Mohamed Salah, as he steals home the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year for the 2022 season ahead of the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and West Ham’s Declan Rice.
The Liverpool No.11 came top winning 48 per cent of the vote from journalists in the FWA to take the prestigious prize for a second time after his success in 2018, with Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and West Ham’s Declan Rice coming second and third respectively.
Salah, one of the nine members of Jürgen Klopp’s squad of players to be voted after nomination in the polls will be presented the prize on May 5.
The nomination and votes came after the Egyptian once again this season recorded impressive statistics in terms of goals and assists ratio to help his team, Liverpool maintain hopes for an unprecedented quadruple.
He leads the way in the race for both the Premier League Golden Boot with 22 goals and the Playmaker of the Season with 13 assists awards, and across all competitions, has registered 30 goals and 14 assists in 44 appearances.
Judging from his stats, one cannot begrudge sports journalists for voting him ahead of Kevin De Bruyne who also has been in fine form for Manchester City, and as it stands, also has a chance to do the double with his club City.