Football fans can’t believe that the Premier League Player of the Year candidates don’t include Cristiano Ronaldo, Virgil van Dijk or Sadio Mane, but James Ward-Prowse has been included.
With the season just over a week from being over, thoughts are turning to who will end up with the end of season awards, although Mohamed Salah has already captured the Football Writer’s award.
The Egyptian and Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne are the two favourites for the PFA’s award, with Van Dijk actually fifth when it comes to the odds.
However, the Liverpool centre back and Mane have missed out on the list when it comes to the Premier League’s own version of the award, with Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold the only two Liverpool players nominated.
The Reds are joined by Joao Cancelo and De Bruyne from City, Son Heung-min from Tottenham Hotspur, Bukayo Saka from Arsenal, Jarrod Bowen from West Ham and perhaps most surprisingly Southampton’s Ward-Prowse.
BREAKING: The Premier League’s picks for Player of the SEASON are in! 🤩🏆
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 13, 2022
— KK (@_KKWWFC) May 13, 2022
— family man (@Darrenfxy) May 13, 2022
— FEROCIOUS OTTER (@Ferocious_Otter) May 13, 2022
What did Saka & Ward-Prowse do be on this shortlist that Ronaldo didn’t do.? He literally had a better season than those 2 put together. https://t.co/XpsBDRIQOB
— Privilege Mufc 🇾🇪 (@privilege_mufc) May 13, 2022
You’re telling me saka and ward prowse deserve it more than Ronaldo? Get in the bin man https://t.co/U5lr2O0coI
— Jeester101 (@Jeester101) May 13, 2022
They hyped Ward-Prowse so much. Man is a nominee for Player of the Season for nothing.
— Ikenna. (@henrys_handle) May 13, 2022
What is Ward Prowse doing there ? https://t.co/GI5UZpLlj8
— PERRY (@perrybluee) May 13, 2022
To have James Ward-Prowse nominated for Premier League POTY and not Alisson or Van Dijk is laughable.
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) May 13, 2022