Mohamed Salah gifted one young fan a day to remember with a touching memento after Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Southampton.
The Egyptian’s beaming smile returned on Saturday as he made a return to the scoresheet following a couple of frustrating outings in front of goal.
Last season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner notched the Reds’ third on the stroke of half-time, converting the rebound from close-range after Xherdan Shaqiri’s free-kick had struck the woodwork.
After helping his side continue their 100% start to the campaign, Salah spared the time to make a young Kopite’s afternoon by giving him his shirt at full-time.
A classy touch from @MoSalah 👏 pic.twitter.com/Tk8slctNct
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) September 22, 2018
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It marked just the latest reminder of Salah’s dedication to giving something back to his fans, following cruel backlash over his justified refusal to sign autographs whilst stuck in traffic.
The forward notably made a similar gesture to a young supporter after the win over Brighton, adding to countless examples of his humble connection with Reds.
In something of a personal boost, Salah rediscovered the beaming smile that became so familiar across his heroic debut season with Liverpool.
For what has been widely-perceived a dip in form, three goals and an assist across the club’s opening seven games isn’t too shabby. A frightening thought for Liverpool’s league rivals is that he’s only just getting started.