BT Sports experts, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Rio Ferdinand have weighed in on the debate as to who should be crowned the PFA Player of the Year.Liverpool’s in-form forward Mohamed Salah and Manchester City’s creative midfielder Kevin De Bruyne are expected to battle it out for the award.
De Bruyne was the stand-out performer in the Premier League for the first-half of the campaign but Salah has been the more impressive of the two in recent weeks.
Steven Gerrard Says:
Can’t we have two? I think they both deserve it. Kevin De Bruyne was the top man, by far, earlier in the season.
There would certainly be no complaints from me if he got it. But in Salah’s favour, he’s come strong at the right time.
They’re both in the form of their lives and it’s very difficult to separate them.
Frank Lampard Says:
It’s very difficult to split them. City are going to win the title so that’s a big factor in De Bruyne’s favour.
But Salah has stepped up a level lately, elevating himself on the world scene, right up there with the best, some of his goals are Messi-like.
They’re so close that their performances in these matches could be crucial.
Rio Ferdinand Says
What impresses me is they’ve both had disappointments [in their careers]. They’ve gone away, dusted themselves down and come again.
I think Kevin De Bruyne needed a manager who sees the game like he does. With Pep, he’s been able to execute that vision within the framework of this team.
He sees passes earlier than anyone else, even us watching on TV. It’s stuff to marvel out at times.