The German manager revealed that he’s happy about Salah’s win in the men’s 2021-22 Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year award. Salah had to fight for the award with other top Premier League players like Sadio Mane, Van Dijk, Kevin De Bruyne, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Harry Kane.
Salah once again proved that he’s one of the best players in the league as he finished off with amazing stats. The Egyptian king scored 23 goals and 17 assists making him the highest goal scorer and player with the highest assists this season.
However, the golden boot award was shared with Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min who didn’t make it to the PFA award nominations or PFA team of the season.
Note that Salah was among the players who carried Liverpool throughout last season. The Red ended the season with two trophies (FA Cup and Carabao Cup), 2nd in the Premier League with just one point behind league winners Manchester City and runners-up in the Champions League.
The PFA award was voted by former and current top footballers and Salah was pleased to have won it again. His coach was also happy for him and said; “What I really love about this prize is that it’s voted for by the players,”.
He added; “That’s the one prize that you should be interested in. Whatever the supporters say. Your own supporters always say ‘you’re the great’ and all the others say ‘how can he win it’. “So in [Salah’s] case it’s the numbers, scoring goals.
“But scoring the most goals and having the most assists, with all the ups and down from a season and all the things I know about football, that’s a deserved win.” Klopp also revealed why he signed Salah from AS Roma. “I saw that [how Salah could improve] when we scouted him and I saw a lot of videos of [Salah], and he was not the finishing monster that we see now,”.
Klopp added. “I was incredibly excited about the chance to work with him. Yes, we spoke, that was a very good talk. But we all need longer to know about a person. “The moment I knew it would be outstanding was when I knew him as a person. Because he’s full of desire, he never stops developing and he’s a workhorse.”