In England they are at the top of the table. In the Champions League they are one of the best four this season. Liverpool is back on the European football top. And if Liverpool is mentioned, it comes to a name: Mohamed Salah. 23 goals in 46 regular season games already.
But Salah is more than just a top scorer. The striker has become in his home country of Egypt and the Middle East, already at the age of 26 to icon. That Salah's family extends influence far beyond the Football pitch, has also been recognized in the American magazine "Time": Salah appears on this year's list of the 100 most influential people.
Mo Salah is the cover of @TIME's 100 Most Influential People ? pic.twitter.com/Sd7UY90YTp— Bleacher Report (@bleach report) 17. April 2019
The British comedian Jon Oliver, writing as a big Liverpool Fan, the dedication, wrote: "Mo Salah is an even better person than he is a footballer . And he is one of the best footballers in the world." Salah is a good role model for Liverpool, Egyptians, and Muslims in the whole world.
The former player of FC Basel is this role model to be well aware of. In the "Time"Interview, he spoke for the first time about the importance of equality. "We need to change the way we treat women in our culture," he said. This should not happen, it should be voluntary. "I support women more than in the past, because I think that they deserve more than what you are currently getting," says the father of a five-year-old daughter.
Six athletes in the list
The "Time 100"list every year since 2004. A Jury consisting of academics, politicians and journalists and nominated in five categories, exceptional people: scientists and thinkers (Pioneers), artists and entertainers (Artists), leader and Revolutionary (Leaders), heroes and icons (Icons), as well as creators and titans (Titans).
This year, were honored in addition to Mohamed Salah a further five athletes: the U.S. and Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka (in the category of Pioneers), the 800 m runner Caster Semenya (in the category of Icons), basketball player LeBron James, Footballer Alex Morgan, as well as Masters champion Tiger Woods (all as Salah in the category of Titans).
Created: 18.04.2019, 18:31 PM