Mohamed Salah has been dubbed as the best player in the world right now, and his Liverpool performances have captivated fans across the world.
But it is not just the fans who have been in awe of Salah’s performances, with his peers also revelling in the ‘Egyptian King’s’ mere presence on the pitch.
This was the case in Egypt’s most recent World Cup qualifier against Gabon, when the Reds ace came off the bench for the final 30 minutes in a 2-1 win at the Borg El Arab Stadium.
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Despite the defeat for Gabon, their players seemed more concerned by taking Salah’s shirt as a keepsake.
The 29-year-old was attempting to make his way off the pitch, but was surrounded by several players who wanted a priceless memento from playing against one of Africa’s brightest stars.
He handled the situation brilliantly though and appeared to gesticulate that he had already promised the shirt to someone else.
Liverpool’s most prized asset was then flanked by two huge bodyguards as he eventually made his way to the tunnel, after the Pharaohs claimed another three points in their quest for a place at next year’s World Cup finals.
Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Gabon followed on from a 2-2 draw away in Angola on Friday, where Salah registered two assists.
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That match against Angola also had to be stopped three times, with fans running onto the pitch three times to try and interact with Salah.
The two results ensured Egypt topped their World Cup qualification group and will now face a two-legged play-off tie, with the winners booking a ticket to Qatar.
But Salah will now turn his focus back to club football and a match at home to Arsenal on Saturday, hoping to make amends for a 3-2 defeat against West Ham United before the international break.
He has been in scintillating form this season after netting 15 goals in 15 appearances in all competitions to date.
The Merseyside club are currently fourth in the Premier League table, four points adrift of league leaders Chelsea.