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The 'Magic' Left Foot Of Mohamed Salah Has Entered The History Books

The 'Magic' Left Foot Of Mohamed Salah Has Entered The History Books

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was asked whether Mo Salah had the best left foot in world football after the club's 4-1 win against West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.

Although he pointed towards Lionel Messi's famous left, he praised the Egyptian's goal scoring form after he found the net for the 32nd time for club and country this season.

In fact, the Liverpool winger has scored 20 goals with his left foot in the Premier League this season, the most by a player in a single season in the competition's history.

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You've got to admit, this is an incredible record considering we're only in February.

Salah's goal against West Ham meant that he broke Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler's record for most left-foot goals in a Premier League season.

It has been a groundbreaking campaign for the former Chelsea and Roma winger, who previously struggled in the English top flight during his time at Stamford Bridge, but his story is one of the most inspirational out there.

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In an interview with Liverpool's official website, the 25-year-old 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.

Salah doing Salah things. Image: PA
Salah doing Salah things. Image: PA

"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.

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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.

Salah celebrates scoring for Liverpool. Image: PA
Salah celebrates scoring for Liverpool. Image: PA
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Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Premier League, Mohamed Salah

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in 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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