Liverpool's Salah voted England's Footballer of the Year

Tottenham striker Harry Kane finished third in the vote as the results were unveiled on Tuesday morning.

Footballers have been known to channel their frustration in various different ways, with some using their anger or irritation to inspire positive moments like a match-winning goal but on Saturday, it looks like Mohamed Salah went the other way.

Mohamed Salah has become embroiled in a row with the Egyptian Football Association months before the start of the World Cup, saying he was "insulted" after his image was emblazoned across the national team's plane without permission.

Salah was up against the likes of Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva for the award, but his goalscoring exploits gave him the edge.

"It's been the tightest call since 1968/69, when there was a dead heat between Tony Book of Manchester City and Derby's Dave Mackay", FWA chief Patrick Barclay said.

Mo Salah faces an anxious wait to see if he could be banned from Liverpool's final two Prem games, The Sun reports. He led his team to the semi-finals of the CL, and it is strongly expected for Liverpool to reach the CL final after 11 years of absence. He's additionally the primary African to obtain the award and we congratulate him on an impressive season'.

Egypt qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 28 years and their chances in Group A against hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay rest largely on the 25-year-old Salah's shoulders.

And Klopp refused to take credit for the stunning campaign enjoyed by Salah, who did not make the grade during a previous Premier League spell at Chelsea.

The Reds also look set for another season of Champions League football next term, now sat inside the Premier League top four with a four point safety net.

He equalled the record held by Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez when he hit the back of the net against West Brom on April 21.

  • Stacy Allen