The nominees for the PFA Player of the Year award were announced on Saturday, and although Mohamed Salah was included, Liverpool fans weren’t happy.
The Egyptian international was joined by Kevin De Bruyne, David De Gea, Harry Kane, David Silva and Leroy Sane in the six-man shortlist, which has already been voted on.
Given his impressive hauls of 39 goals and 13 assists in 44 appearances so far this season, Salah is undoubtedly one of the front-runners for the award as the 25-year-old has turned out to be a magnificent signing for the Reds.
The other five candidates have all been crucial for their respective sides too and so there is no denying that a strong argument can be made for each individual to be involved in the running for the award.
However, as noted by several Liverpool fans below, they were shocked that Roberto Firmino hadn’t done enough to earn a spot in the final list.
To his credit, the Brazilian forward has had a very impressive season too, but perhaps he hasn’t received as much praise as he deserves given Salah has stolen the limelight.
The 26-year-old has 24 goals and 14 assists in 46 outings, 14 goals and seven assists coming in the Premier League, and so it’s easy to see why these Liverpool fans believe he should have been included.
Despite their protests, he won’t be in the mix, with Man City dominating, partly perhaps due to the fact that they are on course to wrap up the league title in the coming weeks which arguably gives them the advantage in such awards.
These Liverpool fans clearly don’t agree…
Confirmed PFA Player of the Year nominees:
• Kevin De Bruyne
• David De Gea
• Harry Kane
• Mo Salah
• Leroy Sane
• David Silva
Think Roberto Firmino can feel a little bit hard done by there not being in amongst those 6
— Jay Riley (@TheKopHQ) April 14, 2018
Firmino & Eriksen https://t.co/QXfJbHnFPY
— King?KAY (@mummys__boy) April 14, 2018
Think firmino should be ahead of both sane and silva…
— Ali Hasnain Yousfani (@AliYousfani) April 14, 2018
Firmino in ahead of Sane… All day long
— heineKEN (@kentobin75) April 14, 2018
How on earth did Firmino not get nominated for player of the year.. the man has been incredible this year
— Jamie Sheehy (@JamieSheehy) April 14, 2018
— Broken Jatty Johal (@JattySJohal) April 14, 2018
Firmino robbed. 15 assist and 24 goals https://t.co/U4wMj204WE
— 6TIMES (@Bxerto) April 14, 2018
Might sound like a very biased fan here… but I think Firmino should be on that list too. #PFA
— Sivas Suleiman (@SivasSuleiman) April 14, 2018
Firmino can feel very hard done by having not been nominated for a PFA award. He’s had a tremendous season, achieving his best goals tally for the club alongside 14 assists.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) April 14, 2018
Would have had firmino before Silva
— jason foley (@jasonstar54) April 14, 2018
How is Firmino not there?
— DECL?N? (@Declancarr96) April 14, 2018
Firmino should be in that list instead of Sane. He deserved more.
— Ramsay (@BabulBrahma) April 14, 2018
— Ian (@diddydaddydoddy) April 14, 2018
Firmino surely in that top 6. Shame.
— Gareth Crean (@garethcrean) April 14, 2018