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Liverpool top PFA Players’ Player of the Year nominees but Golden Boot winner Heung-min Son snubbed

Ottenham striker Harry Kane has been nominated for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year, but team-mate Son Heung-min is a shocking absentee from the six-man shortlist.

Son finished the season as the Premier League’s top scorer, winning the Golden Boot for the first time in his career.

The 29-year-old, however, hasn’t been nominated for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year, with the vote taking place before the end of the campaign likely hampering his prospects.

Son had yet another great season before, and he is a surprise absentee from a shortlist dominated by Liverpool players.

As always, the players themselves vote for the award and Liverpool have Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk among the contenders.

Kevin De Bruyne is Manchester City’s only nominee, while Cristiano Ronaldo made the shortlist after his debut season in the Premier League.

De Bruyne is the current holder of the award and, along with Ronaldo, is a two-time winner. Both Salah and Van Dijk have won the award in the past, while Kane and Mane have been nominated before.

Mane’s appointment comes after he enjoyed one of his best seasons in a Liverpool shirt, with his tally of 23 goals only bettered by Salah. The Egyptian scored 31 goals and also provided 15 assists which eclipsed Mane’s tally of two.

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Van Dijk is Liverpool’s third nominee and his place among the six contenders is recognition for his fine season at the back for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Manchester United had their worst season in Premier League history, but Ronaldo still managed 18 league goals. That tally was only beaten by Salah and Son, with Kane managing one less than Ronaldo on 17.

De Bruyne, who shone for City towards the end of the season by winning the Premier League, finished the campaign with 19 goals and 14 assists.

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