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Salah shortlisted for PFA Player of the Year prize

Salah shortlisted for PFA Player of the Year prize

As we hurtle toward the end of the season at a frightening rate of knots, the PFA have released their shortlists for the 2018 Players' Player and Young Player of the Year Awards.

Salah has had a remarkable first season at Liverpool scoring 29 goals in the Premier League, four ahead of Harry Kane.

The Egyptian has enjoyed a sensational season since joining the Reds from AS Roma in the summer and he is now also in the race for the Golden Boot having notched in 29 goals so far in the League.

Aside Salah, others players who made the cut for the Player of the Season are: David De Gea (Manchester United), Leroy Sane (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) and David Silva (Manchester City).

The PFA also announced five players for the Young Player award.

Salah, who recently guided the Reds to the Champions League semi-finals after eliminating Manchester City, has been honored for his brilliant run in March with the EA Sports Player of the Month award on Friday.

Salah has perhaps been the most impressive new signing of the season, and is set to finish as the Premier League's top scorer.

His assists tally suggests he's not been overly selfish in front of goal and is the firm favourite to win the Golden Boot as he leads a certain Lilywhites striker by four strikes now.

Egyptian superstar Salah has chalked up 29 goals in only 31 league matches for Jurgen Klopp's side in his first season back in England's top flight, and now leads the scoring charts - ahead of second-placed Kane - by four goals.

The second of City' trio to feature, David Silva has enjoyed something of a renaissance this season as, despite having his campaign interrupted due to some personal issues, he has eight goals and 11 assists to his name.

Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford has a place on the shortlist for the PFA Young Player of the Year trophy as the 20-year-old continues his excellent form for United and England.

Among his rivals for that prize is 17-year-old Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon.