Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Salah, Kerr complete English football awards double

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Chelsea women's striker Sam Kerr both achieved a notable double on Thursday as they were named the player of the year by England's Professional Footballers Association after they each won corresponding awards from sportswriters, reports AFP. Salah was named PFA player of the year for a second time, having previously won in 2018, after a season where Liverpool lifted both the League Cup and FA Cup, while also getting to the Champions League final where they lost to Real Madrid. Egypt striker Salah

finished as the Premier League's joint top-scorer alongside Tottenham's Son Heung-min with 23 goals. "It's a great honour to win a trophy, individual or collective," Salah said. Salah was also named footballer of the year by England's Football Writers' Association in April, with Kerr, 28, winning the equivalent women's award. The Australian was honoured again Thursday after her 20 goals made her the top scorer in the FA Women's Super League, with the striker helping Chelsea complete a domestic double.