The season has ended for both the men’s and women’s leagues, and so the personal awards have started coming in. The Standard Chartered Men’s Player of the Year is Mohamed Salah and the women’s award went to Missy Bo Kearns.
Salah put a fight all the way until the end to steal the Golden Boot from Harry Kane. It didn’t work out, but he ended the season on 22 league goals, which was the second-best in the league and made him the Reds’ high scorer. His goal tally also made him the first player in Liverpool history to rack up 20 or more goals in three separate seasons.
The year had seen a drop in productivity up front for Liverpool, but despite that, Salah continued to shine.
Missy Bo Kearns is another Scouser-made-good. The 20-year-old midfielder had a watershed season for the Reds, particularly in the second half of the season. Her consistent performances earned her a regular spot in the midfield.
Mirroring the men’s season, the women required an eight-game unbeaten streak after New Year in order to end up in third place in the Women’s Championship. Kearns was an key component of that run, scoring twice along the way.