Riise: Salah is the player of the year
Former Liverpool and Roma left back John Arne Riise believes that Salah deserves to win the Premier League player of the year award over Kevin De Bruyne, despite describing it as tight between the two.
Former Norway international John Arne Riise has praised Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, adding that the Egyptian is his choice for Premier League player of the year.
“I haven’t seen many players do the same things he has done in the first season at a new club. He is doing things nobody expected him to do. He didn’t have a great time at Chelsea; he was good at Roma; but now he is doing things we have never seen before.”
“Being a Liverpool fan, I want him to win every personal trophy. There are a few other players who have done well this year – Kevin de Bruyne has done well for City. I think it’s going to be tight between those two but, for me, Player of the Year is definitely Mo Salah.”
Riise then went on to compare Salah to Fernando Torres, who had a starring role in Riise’s final season with the club in 2007-08. “What Torres did was unbelievable, that season he was really on fire. Now, Mo Salah is doing even better. It’s hard to imagine such a big achievement and the season isn’t even over.”
The 37-year-old concluded by adding that he feels there is still more to come from Salah, saying “He can still do more. I don’t think even Jürgen Klopp expected him to do that.”
Salah’s push for individual accolades continues on March 31st at 2:30PM Egyptian time as Liverpool travel away to Crystal Palace.
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