Mahrez picks his player of the year

English Premier League

Manchester City attacker Riyad Mahrez feels Liverpool's Sadio Mane should clinch this season's PFA Player of the Year award.

Mane's goals played a key role in the Reds clinching their first Premier League title on Thursday evening, while Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk are also in with a shout.

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While some feel Kevin de Bruyne should win the award, Mahrez has gone for his African compatriot, who has registered 15 goals and nine assists.

“I think it would be Mane,” Mahrez said when asked by BT Sport for his choice as reported by Metro.

“Not too many skills, he’s not a player of skills, but he’s efficient.

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“He scores goals, like [Mohamed] Salah, when he was at Southampton, he was good, but he wasn’t as good as now.

“He’s improved a lot technically and in front of the goal. He scores a lot of goals now because he improved a lot. So yeah, I think this year it should be him.”