Mohamed Salah's hard work and attitude have earned him the 2017-18 PFA Player of the Year, according to his Liverpool teammate Danny Ings.
The Egypt international has scored an incredible 41 goals across all competitions in his debut campaign with the Reds.
During his first stint in the English top-flight, the 25-year-old endured an unsuccessful stay at Chelsea where he managed two goals in 13 league games in two seasons.
In an effort to get more playing time, he secured a loan move to Fiorentina and Roma before making his deal with the Giallorossi permanent in 2016.
Following his return to the Premier League last summer, Salah has been ruthless in front of goal with 31 goals in 33 league games - equalling the goal record in the English top-flight for a single season.
As a reward for his fine form, the forward was crowned 2017-18 PFA Player of the Year on Sunday evening. And Ings has showered praise on his teammate for his deserved victory after proving himself.
"He thoroughly deserves it. Credit to him, because he came to Chelsea and had a difficult time there, then went away, worked hard and came back – and this is the reward," Ings told club website.
“It’s all the stuff in the background he has done. I’m sure mentally it would have been very hard for him to come back and give it another shot. The way that he has come in and been so ruthless, for us as a team he is great to have. And for the Premier League, he is a joy to watch.
"It’s evident that he has really worked his socks off to get into the position he is in now. It doesn’t just happen – it’s down to hard work and graft.
“I take my hat off to him and I’m sure everybody else in the Premier League does too."
Salah saw off competitions from Manchester City trio David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, and Leroy Sane as well as Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea to win the prestigious individual award.
The Egypt international is six goals away from equalling Ian Rush's club record of 47 goals in a season which was achieved in the 1983-84 campaign.