The new nominees for the Premier League Player of the Year award have been announced and, in our view, there can only be one winner.
Last month, Mohamed Salah was ignored when he played back Cristiano Ronaldo in September despite scoring fewer goals and losing more than Al-Masry.
However, this time around, we can’t see anyone standing in Salah’s way.
The Egyptian has been touted as the best player in the world recently, and you will only earn such praise if you play exceptionally well.
Salah’s performances in October were a joke.
The stats speak for themselves, five goals and four assists in four games are nothing short of ridiculous, but the scary thing is that the stats don’t tell the whole story.
These goals were not recordings. Two of his goals were a stunning solo effort that was nominated for the Goal of the Month award, and the other three were at Old Trafford in one of the biggest matches of the season.
Salah has simply been above the level of any other player this month, and to make things even better, he hasn’t lost a match in the Premier League this season.
The likes of Aaron Ramsdale, Declan Rice and Tino Livramento are all worthy candidates, but the other players on this shortlist can have absolutely no complaints when Salah is inevitably given the honor.
Ronaldo may have outdone Salah for the job last month, but his crown is about to be handed over to the Liverpool striker who has been described as ‘exceptional’.
In other news, ‘at its best’: BBC critic thinks Rangers player set on fire tonight