KARACHI: Kevin de Bruyne of Manchester City and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool are two of the eight Premier League player of the season nominees.
Joao Cancelo and Trent Alexander-Arnold are among the City and Liverpool players shortlisted.
Jarrod Bowen of West Ham United, Bukayo Saka of Arsenal, Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur, and Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse round out the list.
City leads Liverpool by three points in the Premier League with two games to go.
The Egyptian King leads the Golden Boot race with 22 goals this season, while De Bruyne has 15 goals and seven assists, thanks to his sensation performance against Wolves.
Last season, both players were on the shortlist, with City defender Ruben Dias taking home the prize.
The winner is chosen by a combination of public voting on the Premier League website, the captains of the 20 Premier League clubs, and a panel of football experts.