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Liverpool Fans Won't Love Gary Neville's Assessment Of Mo Salah

Liverpool Fans Won't Love Gary Neville's Assessment Of Mo Salah

He might not be the most popular person on Merseyside as it is but Gary Neville has got one higher on the list of the areas most hated people by suggesting Mo Salah shouldn't have won the PFA's Player of the Year award.

Mo Salah's had quite the week. On Sunday he confirmed himself as the Premier League's best player this year and then this week he ripped his former club apart to get Liverpool to the verge of a Champions League final.

At this point of the season Salah is just doing Salah things, he's almost at the point where the extraordinary in now just the ordinary. It's a place that only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been able to be at previously.

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It's a ridiculous season that has seen him bag 42 goals in all competitions for Liverpool in his first season back in England after his first failed spell when he was at Chelsea.

Speaking to Sky Sports former Reds foe Gary Neville revealed that had it been up to him though Salah would not have won the PFA's award as he'd have voted for Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne:

"If I was still a voting member I would have personally given the PFA Player of Year to Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne.

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"That's not because I believe it has to go to the league winners or that Mo Salah doesn't deserve it. Salah has impressed more people in the game, that's a matter of fact.

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"However, I would have edged to De Bruyne because his performances have been like artwork and, in terms of his assists and controlling football matches, he has just been magical to watch.

"We heap praise on certain players and I have not got one negative word to say about him. The work he does off the ball is unbelievable, although I certainly wouldn't have enjoyed playing against Salah."

De Bruyne has been brilliant this season. Image: PA Images.
De Bruyne has been brilliant this season. Image: PA Images.
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Salah is probably the best performing player on the planet right now and though his form hasn't exactly been bad at any point this season you could argue that De Bruyne has been the more consistent of the pair.

The Belgian midfielder has been the most important cog in the side that has won the Premier League very easily and has scored eight goals and set up his teammates for a further 15 in the Premier League.

De Bruyne's best work was done in the earlier part of the season as Pep Guardiola's side ran riot and opened the gap that would never be closed.

It's not like either player winning the award would have been a travesty though.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Manchester United, PFA, Sky Sports, Gary Neville, Mo Salah

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