sports: Liverpool star Mohamed Salah named 2018 FWA Footballer of the Year
Mohamed Salah has added another award to his stunning season for Liverpool by being voted the 2018 Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year.
The Egyptian ace narrowly topped the poll of the 400-strong FWA membership ahead of Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, the margin understood to be less than 20 votes.
Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane was third
Between them, Salah, signed by the Reds from Roma last summer, and De Bruyne, who helped City claim the Premier League title with five games remaining, collected more than 90 per cent of the journalists' votes.
Salah has scored 43 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions this season and spearheaded Liverpool's push towards a potential place in the Champions League final - the Reds lead Roma 5-2 ahead of Wednesday's semi-final second leg in Italy.
The 25-year-old becomes the first African winner of the prestigious FWA accolade, which has been awarded since 1948.
Tuesday's announcement also sees Salah complete a personal double, having last month been named the 2017-18 Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year, finishing ahead of De Bruyne and Kane in the vote of their peers.
He was also crowned the African Player of the Year earlier this season, beating Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.