Mohamed Salah has been delighting scores of Liverpool fans with his goalscoring exploits this season and the Egyptian winger further endeared himself to the Reds faithful with an epic prank on a group of unsuspecting school kids, whose reactions ranged from overwhelmed to ecstatic, on meeting their idol.


The school kids were told the best commentating duo would get a chance to meet Salah at the club’s training ground—Melwood— but little did they know that the ‘Egyptian King’ would come bursting out of his own poster.

Almost every child was shocked at first, although that reaction quickly changed to unbridled joy at coming close to a player many feel is on the level of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

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A flop during his first stint in the Premier League with Chelsea, Salah got his career back on track with AS Roma in the Serie A but despite two prolific seasons with the Giallorossi, his move back to England in the summer of 2017, this time in the Red of Liverpool, was initially met with much scepticism.

Fast forward to March 2018 and Salah is clear of the chasing pack in the Premier League scoring charts with 28 strikes to his name and is odds-on to clinch the Golden Boot. The 25-year-old frizzy-haired Egyptian is also the only player to have scored four goals in a single league game this season.

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Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane, currently injured, is someway behind with 24 goals while Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is third with 21.

Liverpool will hope Salah, who also starred for his country during the African nation’s successful World Cup qualifying run, will continue his red-hot form when they travel to Selhurst Park to take on Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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