It’s the event that everybody’s* been talking about, the one featuring Liverpool’s own Mohamed Salah, and an evening which is sure to spawn absolutely zero Harry-Kane-Claimed-It jokes. The Professional Football Association Awards will take place tonight, and they will feature a key contest between Salah and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne (who was not in the Home Alone movies, as some have maliciously theorized) for the honor of Player of the Year.
Alongside Salah and De Bruyne, Harry Kane, David de Gea, Leroy Sané, and David Silva are also in contention for the big prize, but most of the pundits’ airtime and column inches have been preoccupied with debating the relative merits of Liverpool’s free scoring winger versus City’s playmaker. Unsurprisingly, the members of Jürgen Klopp’s squad are all pretty excited about the event, perhaps none more so than goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
How excited? This excited.
Mignolet has recently been flexing some social media muscles that few were aware the Belgian keeper possessed. Top marks for this effort, Simon.
Sure it’s not a trophy for the club, but it is a big deal for many. The Egyptian league has gone so far as to move league games to make sure people can follow the awards. The last Liverpool player to win Player of the Year honors was Luis Suarez during the 2013-14 campaign, and before him, Steven Gerrard in 2005-06.
The PFA Awards will take place on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 9:15 p.m. (BST)/4:15 p.m. (ET). You can catch a live stream of the event via the Professional Footballers Association’s social media pages here or here.