Jamie Carragher explains why Liverpool’s Salah has to win PL POTY

Salah v De Bruyne

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has explained why Mohamed Salah has to be crowned the Premier League Player of the Year and the end of the season.

The Egyptian has scored 29 goals in the English top flight alone and is 4 goals ahead of his nearest competitor Harry Kane.

That means that he is almost certain to be crowned top goalscorer but the Player of the Year award has been on the lips of many fans this season.

Carra gives his say

While he may have a biased opinion, Jamie Carragher has explained why Mo Salah should win the award over Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne.

The Belgian was heavily tipped for the award a couple of months ago, purely because he was the heartbeat of a City side who stunned the league.

Now, Salah has gone from strength to strength while De Bruyne has been rested a few times for Champions League games.

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That’s made Carragher change his mind over his Player of the Year.

“All season I thought De Bruyne would win it,” Carragher told the Liverpool Echo.

“About a month ago I said that Salah was on De Bruyne’s coattails but now I honestly think he’s gone past him.

“He scored four against Watford, got the late winner at Palace and then scored home and away against City.

“What Salah is doing is unprecedented. Ronaldo is the only player who has scored that number of goals from playing out wide.

“Even Thierry Henry, possibly the greatest player ever to grace the Premier League, only got 39 goals in his most prolific season ever. That shows the kind of company Salah is in.

“He’s still got five Premier League games left and potentially three more in the Champions League.

“Salah has to win Player of the Year now. You’d be hard pushed to make a case against him.”

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Even after the Premier League Player of the Year, Salah could be looking at an even bigger award.

That is because at the rate Salah is scoring, he could well be in for a shot at the 2018 Ballon d’Or.

Click here to find out more about his chances.