Egypt Independent

Mohamed Salah among 20 fastest Premier League players



The Opta Sports network revealed on Saturday its list of the top 20 players in the English Premier League this season, which included the Egyptian football wonder and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.

Salah was on the list with 18 points at the fastest running pace of 34.93 km/h, ahead of Senegalese Liverpool player Sadio Mane, who scored 34.84 km/h.

Salah has been playing 45 games in all competitions, scoring 40 goals and assisting in 13 others.

He is also on the top scorers list of the Premier League, with 30 goals, four goals ahead of his top challenger, Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane.

As a result, Salah is locked in a fierce struggle to win the England Player of the Year award, along with Belgian Kevin De Bruyne, who plays for Manchester City.

The winner will be announced at a special ceremony in London on Sunday.

Salah and Mani, who together with Roberto Firmino, were the only representatives of the Reds on the list, while Manchester City and Arsenal were represented by three players each.

Manchester City’s Leroy Sane was named the fastest player of the Premier League, with a maximum speed of 35.48 km/h, just 00.04 ahead of Patrick Van Anholt, the Crystal Palace star.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm