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Mohamed Salah boots to be displayed in British Museum

18 May 2018, 10:32 | Charlene Valdez

Mohamed Aboutrika: “Marcelo is terrified of Mohamed Salah”

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Former English worldwide player, Michael Owen, hailed Liverpool Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah, after an fantastic debut season with Liverpool.

"We've made an exciting new acquisition!" the museum posted on Twitter.

This season, Salah has scored 44 goals in 51 games with Liverpool, and next week he will be leading the Reds' attack in the Champions League final in Kiev.

The 25-year old also played a key role in Egypt's qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and is set to feature for his country in Russian Federation next month.

"This acquisition brings the British Museum's world-famous Egyptian collection right up to date", stated Neal Spencer, assisstant keeper of museum's Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan. However, none of those goals were scored with the boots that will go on display: this particular pair has never been used.

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"The boots tell a story of a modern Egyptian icon, performing in the United Kingdom, with a truly global impact", said exhibit keeper Neal Spencer.

A spokesperson for the museum said the display would begin next week, although the exact day was unconfirmed.

Originally from Nagrir, in Northern Egypt, Salah has been praised for his impact both on and off the pitch this season.

Mohamed Salah has conquered England and Europa breaking records all season long but his biggest test will be on May 26th in the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid. Muslim leaders claim his success is helping tackle Islamophobia.

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