Fresh from his success however he must now focus on helping Liverpool overcome his former club Roma in the Champions League semi final - a great opportunity for him to go on to make this a truly sensational season.
'I'm happy for the award and for my team-mates and what we're doing in the Champions League.
"You can't really jump the gun", says Rush who was in Dublin on Monday morning to promote the summer friendly between Liverpool and Napoli at the Aviva stadium on August 4th. Last year, in 41 matches with Roma he contributed an impressive 19 goals and 15 assists while in 46 games for Liverpool this season, he has plundered 41 goals and 13 assists. I always think about the team, I don't think about myself.
"Everyone can see that we've improved a lot and have taken the next step".
Mido, who made 94 Premier League appearances and registered 22 goals, feels Salah's stock is so high that Real or Barcelona could make a move and if that comes to pass, the Egyptian has advised him to make that switch. They played an outstanding season but in these two games we deserved to win. I think I left then I came back as different person, man, player, as I said, I didn't have my chance (at Chelsea). In short, and with due respect to David Silva, that ageless genius, De Bruyne is the best player on the best team in the country.
De Bruyne had been considered the favourite for the award for much of the campaign given his remarkable form for runaway Premier League leaders City, scoring eight and setting up another 15.
However, Merseyside Police yesterday issued a statement that they will not tolerate a repeat of the crowd disturbances that marred the home leg of Liverpool's quarter-final against Manchester City.
According to James Carroll, editor for the official Liverpool FC website, Salah asked for his captain, Jordan Henderson, to be in attendance because he wanted to have Liverpool as a team represented at the event to share the honour with them. "The players know how hard it is to score that many goals and be involved in that many, so I think it's well deserved".