Liverpool and Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah, on Monday, was named the 2018 Football Supporters’ Federation’s (FSF) Player of the Year.
The 26-year-old finished first in a poll of 366,000 fan votes, beating fellow candidates Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Eden Hazard, Harry Maguire and Liverpool teammate Virgil van Dijk.
Salah won the award after an excellent 2018 in which he helped guide the Reds to the Champions League final, and he is in good form this season again with nine goals in 20 appearances for the Merseyside outfit.
“Thank you for this award, it means so much to me because it was voted for by supporters.
“Usually I share any awards with my teammates and all the staff at Liverpool, but on this occasion, I would like also to dedicate it to the Liverpool fans for their incredible support. Thank you,” Salah said as he accepted his FSF award.
Salah is the third player to win the award since its inauguration in 2013. Luis Suarez was the first winner after a stunning campaign at Anfield, while Philippe Coutinho won it in 2016.
Last year, it was won by Tottenham and England star Harry Kane.