Liverpool are lucky to have Mo Salah. The Egyptian King is a footballing and cultural phenomenon. His record breaking goal scoring has earned him praise from all corners. Amid the launch of her new book Beautiful World, Where Are You, we remember when Sally Rooney praised Mo Salah.
Beautiful World, Where Are You and Sally Rooney
Before we dive into her lavish praise for our beloved winger we best explain who Sally Rooney is for those out there wondering why we’re talking about an author.
30-year-old Irish author Sally Rooney is one of the most highly regarded writers working today.
She burst onto the scene with the acclaimed Conversations with Friends before ascending to literary superstardom with Normal People.
Normal People ended up on TV. The BBC drama earned widespread praise.
Beautiful World, Where Are You is the latest Sally Rooney novel, released this week with voracious readers queuing up patiently to get their hands on a copy.
Sally Rooney on Mo Salah
Back in 2017 Mo Salah signed for Liverpool.
The Egyptian King returned to the Premier League after a disappointing stint with Chelsea. He had a point to prove and he proved it emphatically.
He broke the record for goals in a 38 game Premier League season with 32 goals in his debut campaign for the Reds.
Writing in The Guardian in December 2017, Sally Rooney heaped praise on Mo Salah:
“I do enjoy watching people who are enormously good at something doing that thing very well. And Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah – the Premier League’s top goal scorer at the time of writing – is truly, spectacularly good at playing football.”
The acclaimed author went on to wax lyrical about the experience of watching the winger play, adding:
“For me, watching Mohamed Salah play football is not unlike staring up at the stars and contemplating the vastness of the universe: it makes my own life seem nice and small.”
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That is how big he is.
Even Sally Rooney loves Mo Salah despite pointing out that she doesn’t completely understand the sport.
We’ll be expecting some lavish praise from Stephen King in the future.