The agent of Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah has claimed that people should ‘really listen’ to his client.
Speaking via a video from Al Arabiya on Twitter, Ramy Abbass spoke of Salah’s importance as a ‘global icon.’
“It’s very easy to criticise, but it’s always better to be the one being criticised than the one sitting doing nothing and just issuing criticism,” said the agent.
“So, I fully support what he says. I think people should really listen to him, because I don’t think there’s ever been another Arab personality that has reached the heights that he has, and it’s very evident. In all the fields, he’s the only truly international Arab global icon.”
Since arriving at Liverpool, that status has grown, and grown and grown. We’re lucky to have such a brilliant player and influential person at the club.
Spotlight falls away from Salah, for now
As one of the most visible and recognisable footballers in the world, it’s such a shame that Salah will be missing from the world stage this winter.
From a Liverpool point of view, that may actually turn out to be a good thing. A well-rested Egyptian King could tear the Premier League apart.
Since his hat-trick against Rangers in October, Mo has been in exceptional form. Without the usually hectic December period on the calendar, he suddenly has a lot of free time.
For a player who has been absolutely run ragged virtually since arriving at Liverpool, it will be a welcome break.
Of course, Salah won’t see it that way for now. Having seen their conquerors Senegal lose their key man, Sadio Mane, this week, Egypt’s frustration will have been re-doubeld.
You can bet that the 30-year-old’s frustration will have topped his teammates, too.
Salah was reportedly set to fill the opening World Cup weeks with some punditry work on television. This has yet to be confirmed, though.
Instead, it looks like Mo will take some well-earned down time. Once club football gets back underway, hopefully he once again draws the spotlight that he’s become well used to over the years.