The Egypt worldwide saw off competition from the Manchester City trio of Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and David Silva to become the second African player to win the award after Riyad Mahrez of Leicester in 2016.
Chelsea's Fran Kirby won the women's Player of the Year award.
"It's an honor and especially as it's voted by the players".
In January, Salah was named African Footballer of the Year for 2017. However, Salah requested that the team be represented at the awards so that he could share the honour with them.
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates as he scores his sides second goal with Roberto Firmino during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Liverpool and A.S. Roma at Anfield on April 24, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
"My personal goal is to win the team title". Maybe there are guys with numbers better than him but for me in the team that wins [the title] with five games to go, he was the best.
When you add in the fact Salah scored 15 goals for Roma in 2016-17, it was pretty clear the Reds thought they were adding another decent goalscoring option to their attacking ranks. His total of 41 goals at the moment (the season is still not over) is also the most in a single season beating the total of 36 goals by Robbie Fowler.
Henderson has endured some tough times since then, most notably from some of the club's own fans, but having taken over the armband from Steven Gerrard the arrival of Klopp and a change of role has paid dividends.
It has proven to be an anomaly of history that Ginola beat the likes of Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Dwight Yorke, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Peter Schmeichel not once, but twice, in the Player of the Year awards that season.
Liverpool are not only Salah, they have a number of good players'. I am speaking from experience, having cast my vote last week for the Football Writers' Footballer of the Year award, which will be presented to the victor on May 10.
The reigning African football of the year was a key figure in the Pharaohs qualification to the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.
Salah answered the call and has filled the void so well you have to question if there ever was one. Despite making it to the big time, Salah has not forgotten his roots.
Salah's standalone image appears on the Egypt team plane, which is sponsored by mobile network WE.