Jody Morris has stated he ‘can’t believe’ Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and West Ham United’s Declan Rice have not been nominated for the Premier League’s Player of the Year award.
Eight players have been nominated for that prize, including Jarrod Bowen, who Morris thinks has been ‘brilliant’ and deserves his nomination.
But given that Rice has also played a huge part in West Ham being outstanding this season, ex-Chelsea coach, Morris, questioned why Rice isn’t also on the list.
When someone like free-kick king, James Ward-Prowse, gets a nomination, but not Mane, then that does raise eyebrows.
That was pointed out by Morris, who heaped praise on the Liverpool and West Ham United duo, as he told the Kick Off.
“I can’t believe it,” said Morris on Mane not being nominated for PFA Player of the Year.
On Saka and Ward-Prowse being picked: “You’re not better than Bernardo Silva. Declan Rice has just won West Ham’s Player of the Year. Jarrod Bowen is in and he’s not. He (Bowen) has been brilliant.
“It’s not just about stat-packing. You look at Mane, when he doesn’t score, he still produces for Liverpool.
“His workmate and his physicality. He sets the tone.”
WHO WILL WIN THE PFA’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD?
Given that both Manchester City and Liverpool are having outstanding seasons once more, then one of their players will probably walk away with the prize.
Mo Salah will feel he is in with a serious chance of being the PFA Player of the Year, but so will Kevin de Bruyne.
The two are perhaps the two outstanding talents in England’s top-flight, but they face competition from their own teammates – the fullback kings.
Joao Cancelo has been out of this world this term, at both left and right-back, whilst Trent Alexander-Arnold can’t stop making the ball talk from the flanks.
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