Carragher: Salah has to win Player of the Year, he is on Thierry Henry’s level
Mohamed Salah has been in scintillating form this season, scoring 39 goals while assisting 11 in 44 games across all competitions.
He is currently leading the Premier League Golden Boot race and is tying with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in the race for Europe’s Golden Shoe.
And former Reds’ defender Jamie Carragher believes that Salah’s fine form this season should be rewarded with the PFA POTY award ahead of Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.
“All season I thought De Bruyne would win it. About a month ago I said that Salah was on De Bruyne’s coattails but now I honestly think he’s gone past him,” Carragher told Liverpool Echo.
“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,” he added.
He also claimed that the Liverpool winger is as good as the ‘greatest player ever to grace the Premier League’ Thierry Henry, who only scored 39 goals in his best ever season.
“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,” he concluded.
The Egyptian won his third Premier League Player of the Month award this season, becoming the first player ever to achieve this feat.
He also became the first Premier League player to be directly involved in fifty goals across all competitions this season after his goal against Manchester City.
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