Liverpool's Mohamed Salah tops PFA award's 6-man shortlist

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah tops PFA award's 6-man shortlist

- Six Premier League players have been shortlisted for this season PFA Awards which will be announced later this month

- Three Manchester City players dominate the list while Liverpool's Salah, Manchester United's De Gea and Spurs Harry Kane completes the list

- However, the Egyptian forward has scored 29 English topflight goals in 31 games - four more than Kane, who has 25 after the same number of goals

Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah tops the six man shortlist for this season’s Professional Footballers' Association Players' Player of the Year.

Other players in contention for the prestigious award are Manchester City trio of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Leroy Sane.

While Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Manchester United’s shot stopper, David De Gea completes the list for this year’s edition.

The Egyptian forward joined the Reds last summer from AS Roma and he has been superb all season long for his Premier League outfit, netting 29 EPL goals in 31 league appearances this term.

Salah has also scored 9 Champions League goal, and his impressive performance led to his side ousting Manchester City from the European elite championship at the quarterfinal stage.

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He has scored 39 goals and 11 assists in 44 games in all competitions in his first season at the Anfield.

Harry Kane is the second leading goal scorer on the chart with 25 goals after the same number of games as Salah.

The England international has also been impressive for the Wembley Stadium outfit this term - helping them to rank among the top four teams while they aim for another UCL appearance in the coming season.

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He has a total of 36 goals in 41 matches with just 4 assists to his credit in the period under review, while Spurs are 4th on the log with 67 points after 32 games.

Manchester City are in the league of their own this season - having won 27 of their 32 round of matches already played this term. Hence the reason they have three players on the list.

Kevin De Bruyne has been instrumental to the Citizens landsliding feat in the English topflight this season except in their last few games where they seem relaxed.

The Belgian attacker joined City from Wolfsburg in 2015, but seem to be having one of his best seasons so far in his career.

He has played 44 matches in all competitions with 11 goals and 20 assists to his credit.

The former Chelsea star tops the assist chart for the EPL with 15 assists - three more than his teammate, David Silva, who has created 12 assists.

Sane made £46.5m move to the Etihad Stadium in the summer of 2016 having spent just two seasons at the club and he is having a fine season at the club.

He has also played 44 matches for City this term with 13 goals and 16 assists in the process, while he remains key to Pep Guardiola's attacking style of play.

Spanish midfielder David Silva may have grown older than he used to be in past few seasons, his input for the Etihad Stadium outfit is second to none.

The 32-year-old midfielder has played lesser games this season - 37 matches and has scored 9 goals with 14 assists.

He is third on the assist log in the Premier League behind two of his teammates, De Bruyne and Sane - who have created 15 and 12 assists respectively.

Last on the list is Manchester United most important player, David De Gea.

The Real Madrid target has kept 20 clean sheets in 39 appearances for the Red Devils this season.

He is one of the reasons the Red Devils' season hasn't gone totally wrong with impressive performances in all the games he has played.

The winner of the award will be announced at a ceremony at London's Grosvenor House on 22 April after voting must have been concluded.

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante won the 2016-17 player of the year award, while Tottenham's Dele Alli was voted best young player for the second season in a row.

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