Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was named in Time 100 most influential people in 2019.
The humble Egyptian has often captivated fans with his on field performances over the last two seasons since he joined Liverpool, but it would seem that his actions outside the pitch have also received the recognition they deserve.
He has been named in Time 100 most influential people in 2019 among the who’s who in the global sphere – including names like American President Donald Trump, Pope Francis, Dwayne Johnson and other personalities from a myriad fields.
HBO’s Last Week Tonight host John Oliver penned the testimonial for the Egyptian superstar and had this to say about him:
Mo Salah is a better human being than he is a football player. And he’s one of the best football players in the world.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a professional athlete in any sport less affected by their success or status than Mo, which is incredible because I can’t imagine the kind of pressure that comes with the intensity of adoration he receives. Mo is an iconic figure for Egyptians, Scousers and Muslims the world over, and yet he always comes across as a humble, thoughtful, funny man who isn’t taking any of this too seriously.
As a footballer, he plays with an infectious joy. I’ve always wondered what it would feel like to be able to play as well as him, and watching his face light up after he does something incredible, you get the reassuring sense that it’s exactly as fun as you’d want it to be.
I absolutely love him.
Salah has once again climbed to the top of the premier league goal scoring charts with 19, after enduring a somewhat indifferent start to the season.
He has 23 goals and 11 assists in 43 games for Liverpool this season.