Liverpool's Mohamed Salah gets named in TIME magazine's '100 most influential people' edition
Written by: Neelav Chakravarti
The Egyptian has become a fan favourite in England since his arrival at Anfield.
Wherever he goes, Mohamed Salah is loved by all!
Now the Liverpool talisman has made it to TIME magazine's '100 most influential people' edition. The Egyptian King has become a fan favourite in England, and has taken the Premier League by storm since his arrival, alongside the likes of Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
Having won the Premier League Golden Boot last season, this season he is currently tied with Sergio Aguero at the top, having registered 19 goals and seven assists.
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In an interview with TIME, the former Chelsea man spoke his heart out about topics like women's equality. He said, "I think we need to change the way we treat women in our culture. It’s not optional."
Talking about how women are treated in the Middle East, Salah stated, "I support the woman more than I did before, because I feel like she deserves more than what they give her now, at the moment."
He also talked about him being a role model in Egypt and how the pressure is. He quipped, "To be the first Egyptian in [this] situation and no one has done this before … it’s something different."
He also revealed that he relaxes with his daughter during his free time, and his fame hasn't changed him as a person.
Liverpool face Porto tonight at the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. The Reds already hava a 2-0 aggregate lead, which was attained at Anfield. The second leg is at Porto's Estadio do Dragao.
Also, the Anfield-based side are on top of the Premier League table, ahead of Manchester City. Although, Liverpool have played an extra game. Jurgen Klopp's side have notched 85 points until now, while Pep Guardiola's side have 83 points.
Against Porto, a lot is at stake for the English outfit, having lost to Real Madrid last season in the UCL final, under heartbreaking circumstances.
Salah's inclusion in TIME magazine's list comes after some breathtaking performances by the Egyptian in the Premier League and Champions League since joining Klopp's outfit.
Published: Wed Apr 17, 2019 06:04 PM IST