Mohamed Salah’s record-breaking form for Liverpool last year not only turned him into a fan-favorite at Anfield, but also managed to bring immense joy into the lives of the 100 million odd Egyptians that have been suffering from years of political turmoil.
The 26-year-old played a key role in Egypt’s qualification in the World Cup after 28 years, which sparked wild celebrations across the football-mad country and confirmed his status as a national treasure.
The amount of fan fury Sergio Ramos had to face on social media after the Spaniard’s tackle on Salah resulted in a shoulder injury that put his participation in the World Cup in doubt, was evidence to how much ‘The Egyptian King’ is revered.
Salah’s magic though transcends the pitch.
His kind and modest personality is a major factor for his popularity among his fellow countrymen and a recent incident during which a fan was left in tears by the sheer warmth with which the forward greeted her, is a perfect example of his humble nature.
Check out the lucky fan crying with joy after being completely overwhelmed by her idol:
— المصري اليوم (@AlMasryAlYoum) October 15, 2018