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Jurgen Klopp congratulates Salah on ‘unbelievable honour’

Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Liverpool manager has congratulated after he won the PFA Player of the Year Award for the 2017-18 season.

The Egypt international beat off competition from Manchester City trio David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, and Leroy Sane as well as Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

“It is really rare in football that you win as an individual, an individual trophy, because it is a team game,” said Klopp in a video that was aired during the ceremony held at Grosvenor House in London on Sunday night.

Read: It’s an honour to win Player of the Year award, says Salah

The Pharaoh, who joined Liverpool from AS Roma during the summer, scored 31 goals so far with the Reds in the Premier League – a record that stands as the best in English football since the Premier League was narrowed down to 38 games per season. He also leads the race for the Premier League’s Golden Boot, five goals ahead of second-placed Harry Kane.

Mohamed Salah ballon d'or

Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

“But in this, the team lives from personalities, from characters, from players and I am really happy that I had the opportunity to be your manager in the last year.

“I think this award, you are voted for from all the other players in all the leagues in England, is an unbelievable honour so you can be really proud and your family can be really proud.

“On behalf of the LFC family, again, congratulations. It was a fantastic ride so far, but you know we have still a few yards to go. With the best wishes for your future here at LFC, [from] your manager.

“And now, please grab the trophy and come home – we play on Tuesday! See you then,” he added.

Liverpool are scheduled to host Serie A side AS Roma in the first leg of the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.

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