Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been crowned the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year for the 2021-22 season after beating Kevin De Bruyne and Declan Rice to the accolade.
The 29-year-old Egypt international has another instrumental season for Jurgen Klopp’s men after scoring 33 goals and providing 14 assists in 44 appearances in all competitions so far.
Salah has scored 30 goals for Liverpool this season, 22 in the Premier League, as the Reds chasing for the quadruple, continues over the weekend against Newcastle United.
Former African Player of the Year took 48 per cent of the vote, ahead of Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.
BREAKING – @mosalah is Footballer of the Year for the second time, and @samkerr1 has been voted Women’s Footballer of the Year. Congratulations to the @LFC and @ChelseaFCW strikers. Awards to be presented on May 5 at our annual dinner. Details: https://t.co/O9hyrAiGck #FOTY22 pic.twitter.com/FfO5hUxe17
— The FWA (@theofficialfwa) April 29, 2022
Salah has now claimed the award for the second time having also been named the 2018 Footballer of the Year.
Former Chelsea and Roma winger are set to receive their awards at the Footballer of the Year dinner in London on May 5.