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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah Named In Time’s 100 Most Influential People In The World

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah Named In Time’s 100 Most Influential People In The World

Mohamed Salah is the only male footballer to be named in Time's 100 most influential people of 2019.

Time magazine have revealed their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world and it includes many famous sporting heroes.

From basketball legend LeBron James to golf icon Tiger Woods not to mention Liverpool's 'Egyptian King'.

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British comedian and die-hard Liverpool fan, John Oliver, wrote a touching segment on Salah for Time.

"Mo Salah is a better human being than he is a football player. And he's one of the best football players in the world," he wrote.

"You'd be hard-pressed to find a professional athlete in any sport less affected by their success or status than Mo, which is incredible because I can't imagine the kind of pressure that comes with the intensity of adoration he receives.

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"Mo is an iconic figure for Egyptians, Scousers and Muslims the world over, and yet he always comes across as a humble, thoughtful, funny man who isn't taking any of this too seriously.

"As a footballer, he plays with an infectious joy. I've always wondered what it would feel like to be able to play as well as him, and watching his face light up after he does something incredible, you get the reassuring sense that it's exactly as fun as you'd want it to be. I absolutely love him."

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An incredible accolade for a special individual whose transcended cultural divides and made a positive impact within the community.

American star Alex Morgan is the other footballer named in Time's 100 most influential people of 2019.

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Salah's cover is part of six special editions set to be published by TIME and will be available from April 29.

Image: Time
Image: Time
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The 26-year-old is enjoying another superb campaign following a record-breaking term last season.

He's bagged 22 goals in all competitions this season - including 19 goals in the Premier League, tied with Manchester City's Sergio Aguero as the leading scorer.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

Salah netted a stunning, stunning goal in Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Chelsea as they returned to the of the table.

Will he steer his team to league glory? Watch this space.

Featured Image Credit: Time's/PA

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, egypt, Premier League, Tiger Woods, lebron james, Mohamed Salah, world

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