After narrowly missing out on a second Premier League title, joint-top goalscorer Mohamed Salah beat Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne to take home his second Player of the Year trophy; Sam Kerr becomes the first Australian footballer to win the award.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Chelsea’s Sam Kerr have won the 2022 PFA Players’ Player of the Year awards.

After narrowly missing out on a second Premier League title, forward Salah beat Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne to take home his second Player of the Year trophy.

The 29-year-old, who finished as the league’s joint-top goalscorer, also saw off Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane and team-mates Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane to win the honour and was also voted part of the 2022 PFA Premier League team of the year. Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son, who shared the Golden Boot with Salah, did not make the shortlist or the best XI.

Salah scored 23 goals in the league and clocked 14 assists during the 2021/22 season, including a hat-trick and assist at Old Trafford as Liverpool thrashed rivals Manchester United 5-0. The Egypt international also achieved League Cup and FA Cup success with Liverpool but narrowly missed out on Champions League and Africa Cup of Nations titles, losing both finals.

PFA members vote for the winners of each award, choosing the players they feel have put in the best performances all year. Salah is now one of only nine players in history to have won two PFA Players’ Player trophies, joining Mark Hughes, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lucy Bronze, Kevin De Bruyne and Fran Kirby.

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Chelsea Women striker Sam Kerr have been named PFA Players of the Year for the 2021/22 season

What salah has said:

Salah said: “It’s a great honour to win a trophy, individual or collective and this one is big so, very happy and very proud of that.

“This one is a really good one to win, especially because it’s voted by players. It shows you that you’ve worked really hard and you get what you worked for. I have my room with trophies in a cabinet and I made sure that I had another space for one more. I always keep space and just try to imagine that the trophies are going to come.

“When you get older, you feel like you’re more stable and you know exactly what you want from football so I’m just trying to really chill and help the team.

“That’s why I think I also won the playmaker because it’s like you’re more aware of the game, so you just try to make the people next to you better and try to make yourself better as well.”

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