Mohamed Salah has been named the PFA Players' Player of the Year.
He has already matched the Uruguayan's best return across a Premier League campaign and is chasing down the Reds' record single-season haul of 47 achieved by Ian Rush in 1983-84.
Meanwhile, Keira Walsh was runner up in the Women's Young Player of the Year, with Ellie Roebuck in third place.
"It's an honour and especially as it's voted by the players".
"I didn't have my [chance] in Chelsea so it was clear in my mind I would come back and show everyone my focus".
Liverpool host Roma in the first leg of their Champions League last-four tie on Tuesday, and Salah is eager for a reunion with his former employers. I will talk about myself at the moment, I'm very happy and very proud about that'.
The 25-year-old has also been banging in the goals in Europe, leading Liverpool to a Champions League semi-final clash with Roma.
He was unable to to attend the ceremony on Sunday evening, having played just hours earlier in City's 5-0 thrashing of Swansea, but said via a video message: "I'm really honoured to win this award and I have to also say thank you to all my fans, team-mates, to the coaches and all at Man City".
"There are still three games to go".
The Professional Footballer's Association has announced the nominees for the Player of the Year award in England.
His goal at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday was his 31st in the league this season, tying the scoring record in a 38-game campaign held by Cristiano Ronaldo, Alan Shearer and Luis Suarez.