Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has been named the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year for 2017/18.
The Egyptian becomes the first African to be given the accolade as he
looks to win the Premier League Golden Boot in his first season at Anfield.
Salah is the sixth player in seven seasons to complete the
awards double having also been named Player of the Year by the
Professional Footballers’ Association this month.
The 25-year-old, a £39.5m summer signing from Roma,
is just the third Liverpool player to win the FWA award in the Premier League era
after Steven Gerrard in 2009 and Luis Suarez in 2014.