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Mo Salah wins historic SECOND PFA Premier League Player of the Year award while Phil Foden retains Young Player Gong

MOHAMED SALAH has won his second PFA Premier League Player of the Year award after a sensational 2021-22 season, with Phil Foden retaining his young player gong.

The 29-year-old Liverpool star joins a prestigious list of legends including Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry to win the annual award on more than one occasion.

Mohamed Salah has won his second PFA Premier League Player of the Year award

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Mohamed Salah has won his second PFA Premier League Player of the Year awardPhoto credit: ISSUE PFA PRIZE
Phil Foden has been named PFA Premier League Young Player of the Year for the second year in a row

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Phil Foden has been named PFA Premier League Young Player of the Year for the second year in a rowPhoto credit: ISSUE PFA PRIZE

Salah tied Son Heung-min for the Golden Boot with 23 goals last season.

His exploits propelled the Reds to their second Premier League title within minutes but for Manchester City’s exploits late in the season finale.

The Egyptian star is the only stars to have won the award more than once, along with Ronaldo, Henry, Mark Hughes, Alan Shearer, Gareth Bale and Kevin de Bruyne.

On his reward for a good season, Liverpool ace Salah said: “It’s a great honor to win a trophy, whether individually or collectively, and this one is so big, very happy and very proud of it.

“This one is really good to win, especially because it’s voted by the players.

“It shows you that you’ve worked really hard and you’re getting what you’ve worked for.

“I have my room with trophies in a closet and I’ve made sure I have another spot for another one.

“I always keep my distance and just try to imagine that the trophies will come.”

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Salah added: “As you get older you feel more stable and you know exactly what you want from football so I’m just trying to really relax and help the team.

“That’s why I think I won the playmaker too, because it’s like you’re more aware of the game, so you just try to make the people next to you better and you try to make yourself better too. “

Foden is now the fifth person to win Gong Young Player of the Year two years in a row.

The Man City and England ace, 22, follows Ryan Giggs, Robbie Fowler, Wayne Rooney and Dele Alli who have won back-to-back PFA Premier League Young Player of the Year awards.

Commenting on his win, the attacking midfielder said: “I’m really honored to be honest, especially to win twice in a row. It shows that I’ve come a long way with the consistency of my game this year.

“I’m really happy to have won again.

“All the best players in the world have to show consistency and stay at the higher level and this year I just tried to do that and help my team as much as possible.

“I am very satisfied with my performances this year.

“Hopefully I can win the grand prize in the future, but it’s all about taking small steps and improving.

“I always love winning individual awards, it’s just nice to look at and see how far you’ve come, yeah I’m really happy.”

Salah led the PFA Premier League Team of the Year next door FIVE Liverpool teammates.

Sadio Mane, who is due to join Bayern Munich, joined his Reds pal and Manchester United star Ronaldo in attack.

Alisson defeated Ederson between the sticks with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk joined on defense by Antonio Rudiger and Joao Cancelo.

Thiago was named alongside Man City duo De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva in midfield of the star-studded XI.

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