"I work very hard so am very happy to win it", Salah told the PFA.
The captian also praised the impact of manager Jürgen Klopp on the team, describing him as a coach who strikes the ideal balance between personality and determination.
The Egypt global 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.
Salah heads into Tuesday's Champions League semi-final with Roma on the back of being crowned this season's PFA Player of the Year.
"But we have a great set of lads, a great team and a great manager moving in the right direction and I am sure Mo will want to be part of that". And all this after a rather miserable time at Chelsea, which many believed would repeat at Liverpool.
This month Salah became the first player in Premier League history to win three Player of the Month awards in the same season.
The 25-year-old keeper has admitted that his future at the Spanish club is uncertain. "I always think about the team, I don't think about myself", Salah said.
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"All the other players who were also nominated played a really good season and they also deserve to win".
"I had it with Dortmund two years ago", said Klopp.
It started with him telling Gary Neville that Salah was the best player in the Premier League since Henry.
Salah and De Bruyne have been the standout players during the campaign, which has seen Pep Guardiola's side clinch the league title with five games to spare, but the Liverpool man secured the most votes from his peers after scoring 41 goals in 46 appearances for the Anfield club.
Currently, Liverpool is third in the Premier League, behind Manchester City and Manchester United.
'It's what you dream about as a kid - playing against the best teams in Europe.
De Bruyne showed why he had been many people's early-season favourite for the prize with an incredible long-range strike for his 12th goal of the season to go with a league-high number of assists as champions City thrashed Swansea 5-0 on Sunday.