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Salah left out of 2019 PFA Player of the Year shortlist

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Last season’s winner Mohamed Salah has been omitted from the six-man shortlist for the 2019 PFA Player of the Year award.

The Liverpool star took home the prize last season following a sensational debut campaign at Anfield, which saw him score a record of 32 goals in just 36 Premier League games.

Despite being tied as the league’s top-scorer with Sergio Aguero this season on 19 goals, Salah was left out of the PFA shortlist.

Instead, fellow Liverpool stars Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk were named in the shortlist following standout campaigns for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Mane, in particular, is enjoying his most impressive season to date and sits just one goal adrift of Salah and Aguero in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot award.

While Van Dijk’s contribution at the heart of the Liverpool defence has helped the club record 18 clean sheets in their 34 league matches this season.

The Dutch defender has won four Man of the Match awards and seems set to play a vital role in the remainder of Liverpool’s campaign as they chase first league crown since 1990.

The PFA also announced that three Manchester City players in Aguero, Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling were named in the shortlist along with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.

2019 PFA Young Player of the Year

Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling was again nominated for another award in the PFA Young Player of the Year.

The English winger is enjoying the finest season of his career to date and has been regularly touted as a worthy winner for the PFA award on the back of providing 17 goals and 11 assists in his 30 Premier League games.

Joining Sterling on the six-man shortlist is his City team-mate Bernardo Silva, who is also up for the senior award as well.

Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, West Ham midfielder Declan Rice and Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks complete the six-man shortlist.