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Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson: 'Mohamed Salah is in best place'

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson: 'Mohamed Salah is in best place'

The Liverpool forward has been having a sensational season with the player well on his way to picking up this season's Golden Boot as well.

"To some extent, it surprises me that [Salah] has been doing so well in his first season at Liverpool".

It is testament to Salah's form and influence that the January departure of Coutinho to Barcelona did not derail Liverpool's season. And that seemed to culminate in the latest award he has picked.

He narrowly pipped Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne to the award so we asked FC bloggers David Usher and Dave Mooney for their thoughts on the award and its victor.

Chelsea's Fran Kirby won the women's Player of the Year award.

"He has been fantastic with Liverpool the entire season, and could be very useful in La Liga especially with Real Madrid who are suffering from Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema's awful form this season". He was supposed to head to the ceremony, which took place in London by himself. They went head-to-head and Salah came out on top, scoring in both legs while De Bruyne was kept in check by Liverpool's tireless midfield three.

Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah's devastating performance for Liverpool in the Champions League has brought him an unexpected fan - the Israeli defence minister.

"My personal thing is to win something with the team".

Said Totti, who played in a 2-0 group-stage loss at Anfield during the 2001-02 campaign: "When I hear the name Liverpool, respect, a big club, a big team, big fans, and a model to follow".

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Sane, who joined City in 2016, also described the team as "perfect" and credited their efforts in helping him win the award.

To make it a little easier, we've included the year each player got the award.

Roma co-owner James Pallotta recognized this week that Liverpool didn't even have to beat off much competition to Salah's signature, as he had only shown inconsistent flashes of his full potential in two years in the Italian capital.

"He obviously doesn't score as many goals as Mo Salah, but he's very important for Manchester City, for the way they play, and he creates a lot of goals from the midfield".

Despite his incredible fame, Salah still maintains a humble demeanour and celebrates his goals consistently through hugging fellow teammates and then performing sujood, the Islamic act of prostration. "But in the end, in summer time he will be at home being champion".

Salah is also a real hero off the pitch.

All of this - not to mention Salah's previous stint in England or, for that matter, his time in Serie A - has led to the feeling we're seeing some kind of extended magic trick. Hailing from the town of Nagrig in Egypt, Salah is all about giving back.

Mohammed Benazi, who runs the charity, said: "A number of needy people came knocking on his door for help".


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