LIVERPOOL- Egyptian footballer and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted as the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Men’s Footballer of the Year for 2021/22. The FWA announced its awards on Friday and reported that Salah garnered 48% of the vote, leaving behind Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice in the process. Alongside Salah, Chelsea striker Sam Kerr picked the award in the women’s category by capturing 40% of the votes, ahead of Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema and City’s Lauren Hemp. The awards are due to be presented at an FWA dinner, scheduled to be held next Thursday.

“Both Mo and Sam have been outstanding this season, breaking records for both club and country. As well as their performances on the pitch, they are leaders and standard bearers of excellence at their clubs and respective leagues. The fact they have won by such convincing margins underlines just how impressive they have been this season which has been recognized by our members,” FWA chair Carrie Brown said while announcing the winners.