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Egyptian Liverpool star Salah receives endless praises after gaining 2021 Laureus Sporting Inspiration award

Salah won the Laureus Sporting Inspiration award for using his platform to make a positive contribution for the good of society

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 7 May 2021

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah received more praises after being presented with the 2021 Laureus Sporting Inspiration award early on Friday.

The 28-year-old, won the Laureus Sporting Inspiration award for using his platform to make a positive contribution for the good of society.

"What you don't see and what you don't know – maybe you don't know much in detail – is what kind of a good person he [really] is," Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

"And if I tell you, he's an even better person than he is a player, then you might be able to imagine what kind of guy he is," he added.

"So, Mo, to you, well-deserved and congratulations; it's a big one, another big one for you, an individual one," he added.

“I know without other people usually in sports that doesn't work, you cannot win individual awards. In this case, it's your award alone. Congratulations again and well-deserved,” said the Liverpool boss.

Meanwhile, Salah expressed his pleasure with receiving the prize, confirming how the past year has been very difficult.

“I'm very proud to have been chosen by the Laureus Academy for this Sporting Inspiration award," said Salah.

"2020 was a very difficult year on so many levels and for so many people around the world. Some of us were kept away from our family and friends, and others even lost loved ones. We need to learn from this experience, support one another and do our best to look ahead," the Egyptian star added.

"Many times, football players win awards and automatically thank their fans. This time, I will dedicate this award, not only to my fans, but to all the other sports fans around the world.

"This past year has been a very harsh reminder of the fact that sports, including football, is nothing without fans. Everyone in the world of sport can be replaced – fans cannot. I will end on that note. Once again, thank you very much," Salah concluded.

The Egyptian star attracted so much attention after his superb performance with Liverpool since joining the team in the 2017 season, achieving great results with the Reds, as well as helping the team win two long-elusive titles: The Champions League in the 2018-2019 season and the Premier League in the 2019-2020 season.

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