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Liverpool Forward Mohamed Salah Wins PFA Player Of The Year 2017-18

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| April 23 , 2018 , 13:31 IST

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah bagged the Professional Footballer’s Association (PFA) Player of the Year award for 2017-18 on Sunday. He beat Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne to win the award.

"It's an honour and especially as it's voted by the players. I am happy and proud," Salah said.

"I didn't have my chance at Chelsea. It was clear I would return and show everyone my football. I think I left and came back a different person, man and player," he said.

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he was "happy to have the opportunity" of being Salah's manager and added it was an "unbelievable honour" to win the award.

"It's been a fantastic ride but we still have games to go," Klopp said.

The 25-year-old Egyptian equalled the Premier League’s goal scoring record of 31 goals on Saturday in a 2-2 draw against West Brom and is tipped to set a new one before the end of the season.

This is Salah’s second stint in the Premier League after a disappointing first outing in Chelsea under Jose Mourinho.