The Egyptian beat off competition from Manchester City’s title-winners Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Leroy Sane, with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Tottenham striker Harry Kane completing the six-man shortlist of nominees.
The Liverpool man secured the most votes from his peers after scoring 41 goals in 46 appearances for the Anfield club so far this season.
His tally of 31 in the Premier League puts him level with Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez for most goals in a 38-game season – and he still has three games to play.
The 25-year-old, who was signed for £34m from Roma last summer, is the first Egyptian to win the award, presented at Grosvenor House in central London on Sunday evening.
Salah – christened the ‘Egyptian King’ by Liverpool fans – described the achievement as a “big honour”
“I don’t think about myself,” he said. “The most important thing is to win something with the team and we’re very close now with the semi-final (of the Champions League). Hopefully we’re going to win.
“The team has helped me a lot because of the way we play. They pass me the ball a lot and always try to find me.”
Salah has become the first person in Premier League history to claim three Player of the Month awards in the same season, winning it in November, February and March, and was the only member of Liverpool’s squad to be named in the PFA Team of the Year.
In what has been a remarkable year he also scored the goal that took Egypt to the World Cup and reportedly received hundreds of thousands of ‘votes’ on spoiled ballots in the country’s election…. see more