Egyptian international and Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah is a perfect ambassador for his nation and for the whole Arab world.
This is the view of his club manager, Jurgen Klopp, who was answering questions on the impact that Salah is having on and outside the field.
On the question of Islamophobia and Salah’s effect on it, Klopp said: “It’s obvious I don’t have to say that, I think everybody knows that, but I think we should talk about that in other circumstances when it is more serious, now now talking about football, the wonderful game and then about the problems in the world, that makes no sense.
“We all are kind of ambassadors and sometimes we fit to that rôle and sometimes not, and at the moment obviously Mo is the perfect ambassador for Egypt, for the whole Arabic world, so that’s really nice, and I love that.”
Salah’s name has been sung throughout Liverpool’s home grounds Anfield when he is in action. Videos have shown fans saying they will be Muslim because of Salah. He is one of three Muslims playing for the side. Sadio Mane and Emre Can are all Muslims in the team.
"Mo is the perfect ambassador for Egypt and the whole Arabic world."
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp pays tribute to Mo Salah, who has been voted PFA player of the year. pic.twitter.com/HljYM0vvzG
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) April 23, 2018