Liverpool and Manchester City dominate the six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers’ Association men’s Player of the Year award, with Virgil van Dijk and Raheem Sterling the front-runners. Last year’s winner Mohamed Salah is not nominated this season.
Centre-back Van Dijk joins Reds teammate Sadio Mané on the list, while England forward Sterling is included alongside fellow City players Sergio Agüero and Bernardo Silva. Chelsea’s Eden Hazard completes the nominees for the 2018-19 campaign, with the winner scheduled to be announced on Sunday 28 April at the annual awards ceremony in London.
Aguero is the joint-top scorer in the league this term, having netted 19 goals so far this season – level with Salah.
England forward Sterling has also dazzled for the Citizens throughout the season, with 17 goals and nine assists in 30 matches.
And Bernardo Silva has been hugely impressive for Pep Guardiola’s title-chasing side, with him and Sterling both nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award too.
Have a look at the list of nominees in full below…
The nominees for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year!
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