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Mo Salah celebration against Leeds United was tribute to ex-teammate

This weekend we saw Liverpool just about get over the line against Leeds United. The champions ran out 4-3 winners over newly promoted Leeds United, one man in particular stole the show with the Reds’ talismanic forward bagging a hattrick. The Mo Salah celebration for his third goal has transpired to be a tribute to his former teammate Moamen Zakaria.

The Mo Salah celebration for his third goal has transpired to be a tribute to his former teammate Moamen Zakaria (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Superstar Salah

Mo Salah was at his best against Leeds United.

The Egyptian King put the Reds in front early on after he converted a penalty that he won off the arm of Robin Koch.

With the Reds pegged back to 2-2 we saw the ex-Roma man net again, thumping one into the top corner with the Yorkshire side’s keeper utterly helpless.

The winger completed his hat-trick with just minutes remaining, scoring again from the spot after Rodrigo Moreno brought down Fabinho.

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Mo Salah celebration

Fans noticed that when the Egyptian King slotted home the winner he covered his ears and faced the non existent crowd.

It has transpired that the celebration was in tribute to former international teammate Moamen Zakaria. Mo Salah’s celebration was a carbon copy of Zakaria’s signature whenever he scored.

 

The former Al Ahly and Egypt midfielder was recently forced to retire from the game after being diagnosed with ALS – the same disease Stephen Hawking suffered with.

Mo wasn’t the first to pay tribute to his former teammate, the Al Ahly players also mimicked Zakaria’s celebration when they beat Ismaily SC 3-0 on Friday.

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