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Premier League goal machines Heung-min Son, Mohamed Salah nominated for player of the season, with Kevin De Bruyne, Bukayo Saka and Jarrod Bowen among the nominees


The Premier League have unveiled their shortlist for their Player of the Season, with fans and club captains set to decide on a winner.

Liverpool and Manchester City have dominated in recent years, with Ruben Dias of City winning last year and Kevin De Bruyne before that.

The Premier League Player of the Season is voted by fans, captains and a panel of experts

De Bruyne is on this year’s shortlist again, as are 2018 winner Mohamed Salah and Liverpool team-mate Trent Alexander Arnold.

Arsenal academy graduate Bukayo Saka is on the list, along with West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen, Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse and Man City defender Joao Cancelo.

Heung-min Son, who is fighting Salah for the Premier League Golden Boot, is also nominated.

While the battle for the goal prize is the talking point of the fans at the minute, the forwards are not guaranteed to run away with the gong.

Dias won it last season, while Virgil van Dijk won it in 2019, along with N’Golo Kante in 2017.

The public’s choice represents 10% of the total votes and will be combined with those of a panel made up of journalists and former players, as well as the 20 Premier League club captains.

Premier League goal machines Heung-min Son, Mohamed Salah nominated for player of the season, with Kevin De Bruyne, Bukayo Saka and Jarrod Bowen among the nominees

Alexander-Arnold’s creativity has kept Liverpool in touch with Premier League leaders Man City


The shortlist

Alexander-Arnold Tent (Liverpool)
Jarrod Bowen (West Ham)
Joao Cancelo (Man City)
Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Heung Min Son (Tottenham)
James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

However, not everyone will be happy, with Cristiano Ronaldo left out and no room for Sadio Mane, who was recently described by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as a machine.



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