42 Facts About Mo Salah

1. Mo Salah is of course one of the best players in the world.

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2. Mo Salah is among the few professional players who have undergone training in their military forces, which is mandatory in Egypt.

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3. Mo Salah has prospered in his career since he was young.

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4. Mo Salah has a chance to prosper even more in the football industry.

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5. Mo Salah began his professional career in 2008, when he made his debut for Cairo-based side El Mokawloon at the age of 17.

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6. At the young age of 14, Mo Salah joined the Arab Contractors club in Cairo.

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7. Mo Salah was Nicknamed the 'Egyptian Messi' by his passionate fans who saw him as the standout player from his country.

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8. At the time of the post, Mo Salah is currently building a hospital and a school in his hometown Nagrig.

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9. Mo Salah added, "Anywhere I go here in Switzerland people applaud, while my native fans criticize me.

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10. Mo Salah wants everyone to have a chance to better themselves and that it is why the Egyptian is uniting a nation.

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11. Mo Salah has endeared himself quickly to the Liverpool faithful, who have created multiple melodies to serenade their star man.

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12. Mo Salah attempted to play on but was shortly substituted for Adam Lallana.

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13. Mo Salah still has a narrow chance of the Champions League, but the Europa League is more likely—a gap of just 5 points rather than the 16 needed to catch Chelsea.

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14. Mo Salah is 8th, 16 points off the Champions League but only needing 6 points to be mathematically safe from relegation.

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15. Mo Salah remains 8th, 2 points off a Europa League spot but is mathematically safe from relegation.

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16. Mo Salah bagged three at the Vitality Stadium in what his manager described as a 'perfect' performance, taking his Premier League goal tally to ten for the season—joint top with Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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17. Mo Salah netted three times at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon to take his goal tally to 12 for the season.

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18. Mo Salah was the pick of the bunch against the Cherries at the Vitality Stadium, with the home side having little answer to his movement in attack.

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19. Mo Salah nets hat-trick to confirm Liverpool's best start to a league campaign in the club's history.

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20. At the start of the second half, Mo Salah doubled Liverpool's advantage with a solo run between three Bournemouth defenders.

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21. Mo Salah pounced in the 25th minute after goalkeeper Asmir Begovic blocked a Roberto Firmino but failed to catch the ball.

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22. Mo Salah gives Man of the Match award to James Milner after scoring hat-trick.

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23. Mo Salah doubled the lead after the break, combining with Firmino again and surviving a hack at his heels by Cook before directing a low finish into the bottom corner.

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24. Mo Salah gave Liverpool the lead after 25 minutes: he exchanged passes with Roberto Firmino, who hit an early half-volley that swerved and skipped off the rain-covered surface, so Asmir Begovic could only shovel the ball back into the area.

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25. Mo Salah scored a hat trick in a game that will haunt Steve Cook's nightmares for months to come.

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26. Mo Salah refuses Man of the Match award after bagging hat-trick and hands it to James Milner.

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27. Mo Salah got his first score after tapping a ball into Roberto Firmino.

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28. Mo Salah was given the nickname "Egyptian King" by Liverpool supporters, arising from a chant set to the tune of "Sit Down" by English band James.

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29. Mo Salah is nicknamed "The Pharaoh" by the press and his fans.

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30. Mo Salah is devout to a degree that many other well-known Muslims sports figures are not, and his charm and apolitical persona have made him a popular figure in the UK.

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31. In March 2018, Mo Salah appeared in advertisement for Vodafone Egypt, being filmed visiting several Merseyside landmarks, with the video originally being released in Arabic but was translated to English.

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32. Mo Salah has a sponsorship deal with sportswear and equipment supplier Adidas: he wears Adidas X18 football boots.

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33. Mo Salah was a member of the Pharaohs' squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations held in Gabon.

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34. Mo Salah was selected for the youth squad to play at the 2012 Summer Olympics scoring in all three of the team's group games.

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35. On 30 August 2018, Mo Salah was named on the three-man shortlist for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year, coming in third place, and was included on the three-man shortlist for the UEFA Forward of the Season, coming in second place.

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36. On 2 July 2018, Mo Salah signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool.

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37. On 22 June 2017, Mo Salah agreed a transfer to Liverpool.

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38. Mo Salah changed squad numbers from 15 to 17 for the start of the season, with his new number having been vacated by Eden Hazard changing to number 10.

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39. Mo Salah was on pressure from several Egyptian voices demanding from him not to travel to Israel and then criticizing his visit.

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40. Mo Salah scored on his first league appearance against Aarau on 13 July 2013.

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41. On 10 April 2012, it was announced that Mo Salah had signed for Basel on a four-year contract starting from 15 June 2012.

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42. Mo Salah started his senior career with hometown club El Mokawloon in the Egyptian Premier League in 2010, departing shortly thereafter to join Basel for an undisclosed fee.

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