Alan Shearer salutes ‘red hot’ Liverpool FC star
Alan Shearer explains why Liverpool FC star Mo Salah is his pick for PFA player of the year
Alan Shearer has heaped praise on Mohamed Salah following his “red hot” form for Liverpool FC this season.
The Egypt international has been one of European football’s top performers this term and he once again found the net to help Liverpool FC claim a 3-0 win over Southampton at Anfield on Saturday.
Salah has now scored a staggering 40 goals in all competitions for the Merseyside outfit this season to help Jurgen Klopp’s men into third place in the Premier League and into the semi-finals of the Champions League.
The 25-year-old is among the favourites to win the PFA player of the year award this season, and his main competition is likely to come from Kevin De Bruyne.
Former England star Shearer believes that Salah deserves the award more than his Manchester City counterpart following his stunning first campaign back in England with Liverpool FC.
Speaking to The Sun, Shearer said: “Nobody could have predicted Salah would have been as red hot as he has been when Liverpool signed him last summer.
“In fact, there were one or two eyebrows raised when the Reds paid £34.3m for him, even if that was more because of how his time at Chelsea had gone.
“But he would now get my vote for Player of the Year. I said I would wait to see what happened in Liverpool’s Champions League game with Manchester City before I hung my hat on Salah or Kevin De Bruyne for that award.
“But with what Salah did in those two ties, scoring his goals and pulling his team through to the semi-final, he would now be my pick.
“De Bruyne has also been magnificent and he was again on Saturday against Tottenham. ‘But I realise how difficult it is to score goals and that’s why I would give it to Salah, who now has 40 in all competitions for Liverpool.”
Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action with a clash against West Brom next weekend, before they turn their attentions back towards Champions League affairs and the first leg of their semi-final clash against AS Roma next week.
The Red are third in the table as they look to directly book a spot in the group stage of next season’s Champions League.
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