Egyptian international and Liverpool FC striker Mohamed Salah on Friday received the English Football Writers Association award as the best player for 2022, for the second time.
According to a Liverpool statement Salah won 48 percent of the votes, beating Kevin De Bruyne and Declan Rice, players of Manchester City and West Ham. Salah grabbed this award thanks to his 22 goals, in addition to providing 13 assists in 31 Premier League matches.
In total, Salah scored 30 goals and assisted 14 others in 44 matches in all tournaments.
Salah now is the third player in the history of Liverpool to win the FWA Award, for the second time, after Kenny Dalglish and John Barnes.
The ‘Egyptian king’ had won the award for the first time in his career in the 2017-2018 season, the only Arab and African player to do so.
Salah expressed his happiness after winning the award, saying in as speech during the award ceremony: “I want to thank everyone who voted for me, it is a great feeling.”
“Journalists are a huge part of the football family and hopefully we can win even more this season,”
Salah added: “I am just trying to enjoy my football, enjoy my time at the club and help the team win titles.”