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Top 5 players who can lift the PFA Player of the Year award

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Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling are also in the running
Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling are also in the running

The Premier League has entered its final phase and the stage is set for Manchester City or Liverpool as they tussle it out for the crown this year. The chase is intensifying as Liverpool sealed their game against Tottenham in the dying moments of the match. With just 6 games left to play, everything is becoming more and more evident as to who will seal their place in the top 4, who will end up as the highest goalscorer, who will have the most assists and most important of all, who will end up with the PFA Player of the Year award.

Mohamed Salah is the player who won it last season and will still be in contention for the auspicious accolade once more this term but he will be up against his own teammates as well as players from the top 6 teams.

Players like Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba, Harry Kane, Son and Aubameyang have had a roller coaster season as Hazard's Chelsea, after roaring in the initial stages went in a rut, whereas Pogba rejuvenated after Ole replaced Mourinho and Kane was troubled with injuries but there have been players who have put in blistering performances throughout the season.

Here we take a look at 5 players who are in the contention to lift the PFA Player of the year award this year:

#5 Mohamed Salah

The Egyptian claimed the award last season
The Egyptian claimed the award last season

Mohamed Salah is in running to retain his PFA Player of the year title. He is chasing a big feat as the only players to have successfully retained their titles before are none other than Thiery Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Egyptian won the award last year after he had a record-breaking debut season with Liverpool.

The former Roma winger has made 32 appearances for the Reds in the Premier League this season starting 31 of those and has scored 17 goals. Apart from the 17 goals, the Egyptian has 8 assists registered to his name. The Liverpool number 11 has a goal per game ratio of around 0.5 as he scores a goal in every 161 minutes.

Salah started the season slowly but picked up his pace gradually as the season progressed. He has battered the mid-table teams but has failed to impress against the top 6 sides. The Egyptian's only remarkable performance against the top 6 came when the Reds faced Arsenal as he scored one and set up one.

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