Mohamed Salah Turns Up At Home Of Boy, 11, Who Crashed Into Lamppost Waving At Him
Liverpool fan Louis Fowler will remember Saturday August 10, 2019, for the rest of his life, even if he did run into a lamppost.
The 11-year-old lad waited outside Melwood training ground on Saturday hoping to catch a glimpse of the Egyptian forward but when his Bentley pulled out, a rather unfortunate incident occurred.
Fowler, who was with his brother, Isaac, ran after the car to try and get a wave from Salah.
But moments later, the youngster crashed into a lamppost, leaving his nose in a bloody mess.
Seeing that Louis was hurt, the 27-year-old forward, who scored against Norwich on Friday night, turned his car around and drove back to where the boy's parents live.
Salah checked in to see if the youngster was okay and later posed for pictures, a moment Louis' stepdad, Joe, shared on social media.
"Mo Salah, thank you for coming back to check on my boys after Louis KO'd himself trying to get a wave!" he said.
"He loves you so much and the pain went away instantly when you came to give them a hug.
"A nose reset worth well worth it he said. You are a top man and a true gent!"
Louis' stepdad also spoke to the Liverpool Echo after the incident and described the moment Salah turned up near his home.
"We were still trying to work out what had happened when Mo arrived." he said.
"He'd seen one of the boys had hurt himself and he had the decency to drive back into the close to check that he was OK. No-one could believe it. Everyone was gobsmacked.
"Mo asked if the boys were all right and gave them a big hug which was what they both needed.
"They were made up and Louis forgot all about being injured."
The 11-year-old was taken to Alder Hey children's hospital shortly after running into the lamppost, where he had to have his nose re-set.
But he would "do it all over again to meet his hero", according to his stepdad.
Well, that's one way of meeting your hero.