Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick yesterday as the Egyptian welcomed Leeds United to the Premier League with a baptism of fire.
The forward massively stood out at Anfield, with a performance prime Lionel Messi would have been proud of.
After his match-winning strike in the 88th minute, Salah celebrated by covering his ears with the palms of his hands.
Twitter user Eslam Elkoumy explained this was the signature celebration of fellow Egyptian footballer Moamen Zakaria, who was recently diagnosed with ALS.
This was such a classy gesture from Salah and we at EOTK hope the Al-Ahly star is doing as well as can be expected.
Take a look at the photos below:
Mo Salah’s third goal celebration today was a tribute to former Egypt team-mate Moamen Zakaria, who had to retire from football after being diagnosed with incurable ALS 🙏 pic.twitter.com/OABKYTrmrq
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 12, 2020
Salah’s celebration in his third goal was dedicated to his national teammate and Al @AlAhlyEnglish player Mo’men zakaria who has a serious neurological disease .. much respect for MO🙏 pic.twitter.com/p3ULzsULlj
— Eslam Elkoumy (@eslam_elkoumy) September 12, 2020
Salah’s celebration meant more than anyone thinks it does. He gave support to Al Ahly – Egyptian player Momen Zakaraya who suffers a very rare mental illness case which forced him to stop football. Touch of class from Mo ❤️🇪🇬 you can’t hate this guy 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/InhDMLhJ3n
— Yassin™ ⚽️ (@CFCYassin) September 12, 2020