-The Esquire 100 - Mohamed Salah
The ‘Egyptian King’ is what Liverpool FC fans call Mohammed Salah.
While it is easy to see where the nickname comes from, what is more apparent is that the fans of that club don’t hand out the title of ‘king’ lightly. While that moniker on Merseyside still refers to club’s most celebrated player, Kenny Dalglish, the fact that Mo Salah is earning comparisons is a testament to just how good the Egyptian is.
In his first year at the club, Salah not only set a new Premier League record of scoring 32 goals in 38 games and was named the league’s Player of the Year; but he also has become the first Arab footballer to be in the conversation for the best player in the world. In just one year, he may have set about inspiring the next generation of Arab footballers to follow in his footsteps.
The undisputed king of Merseyside? Not yet. The Egyptian King? Definitely.