Mohamed Salah barely had time to drop the tux off for dry cleaning since being named PFA Player of the Year, and yet he’s already having more honors bestowed upon him. This time it’s the English Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year to add to his growing individual collection.
Salah is the first African player ever to win the award, and only the third Liverpool player after Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez.
That Salah won yet another award can hardly be surprising. With a record-tying 31 Premier League goals, and 43 goals in all competitions, it’s more of a story when Mo doesn’t find the back of the net than when he does.
The amazing thing about Salah’s incredible season is that he is far from finished. With a 4-goal cushion, there’s also a good chance Salah will win the Premier League Golden Boot. And if he can fire Liverpool into a Champions League final, or even help them lift ol’ Big Ears, he might be able to break the Lionel Messi/Cristiano Ronaldo stranglehold that they’ve held on the Ballon d’Or for 10 years now.
Hopefully this season will be capped off not just with a bevy of deserved individual awards for Salah, but the biggest of club awards for Liverpool. If it is, Salah will be one of the most important players in taking us to such heights.