Kevin De Bruyne has tipped Mohamed Salah to beat him to the PFA Player of the Year award thanks to his remarkable scoring form.
The Egyptian scored in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday to move onto 40 goals across all competitions for the season.
His expertly-cushioned header also marked his 30th in the Premier League, increasing his lead over Tottenham’s Harry Kane as the division’s leading scorer by five.
Recent months have seen Salah and De Bruyne surface as the leading candidates for the accolade, with the latter having played an influential role in Manchester City’s title-winning campaign.
“I think if you can choose nobody from our team, I think he deserves it,” De Bruyne told NBC Sports.
“Probably he’s going to win it anyway. He’s been remarkable and to compete with someone that’s scored that many goals, you’re not going to win.”