Many people would press charges after hearing the news that a thief stole from their family, but that's not how Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah reacted during his playing days in Egypt.

In a brilliant interview with The Daily Mail that gives us an insight into Salah's childhood, one particular story details the moments after he found out his family was robbed when he was playing in Alexandria, Egypt.

The thief was caught two days later and despite his father wanting to press charges, Salah asked him to drop the case.

Salah then proceeded to give the thief some money to get his life up and running. He even tried to help him find a job.


The interview states that the Liverpool player 'wants everyone to have a chance to better themselves'.

This isn't the first time Salah has inspired this week. In an exclusive interview with Liverpool's official website, the unstoppable Egyptian has spoken about the incredible sacrifices he made as a young man.

A story that gives you a real insight his extremely difficult, but rewarding journey in the beautiful game.

Salah revealed that he used to start his daily trip to training at 9am in the morning and would get home at around 10:30pm, taking at least 5 buses to get to his destination.

"I had originally been playing for a club that was half an hour away from my village in Basyoun," he told Liverpool's official website.

Then I signed for a club in Tanta, which was one-and-a-half hours away. From there, I went to Arab Contractors in Cairo, so it was a four to four-and-a-half-hour journey five days a week to get to training.

I was having to leave school early to travel to training. I would go in from 7am until 9am and then I had an official paper to give to my club to say, 'Mo can leave school early so he can reach the club at 2pm to train.

So I was only at school for two hours a day during that time. Now, everything would be difficult if I was not a footballer, I think!

For five days a week, every week for three or four years, I would make this journey. I was leaving at 9am in the morning, then I would arrive at the training ground at 2pm or 2.30pm. Training was always at 3.30pm or 4pm. I would finish training at say 6pm, then I'd go home and arrive at 10pm or 10.30pm. Then it was eat, sleep and then the day after the same thing.

And it wasn't just taking one bus - I'd have to transfer buses three, four or even sometimes five times just to arrive at training and then back home again."

Salah's dream to become one of the best was born at a young age and his attitude matches his ambition.

What a bloke.

Featured image credit: The Daily Mail

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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