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Because You love Liverpool so much I wanted to give you something that
you could keep next to your bed forever,some of the best moments
captured in a book to remind you that you will never walk alone.
You witnessed their greatest victories and their greatest milestones and
today I'm thankful to celebrate you and reminding you of you're greatest
milestones: becoming a dad to beautiful children,having the most beautiful
heart and making me laugh insanely and uncontrollably. May this be the
beginning of the best years of your life,I look forward to many more
milestones with you,making more memories,walks on the beach filled
with love, life and laughter.

Happy birthday babe
Reds Always

2019 TEAM

goal keepers

Alisson Simon Caoimhin
13 Becker 22 Mignolet 62 Kelleher

Virgil Dejan Joe Alberto
04 van Dijk 06 Lovren 12 Gomez 18 Moreno

Andy Joel Nathaniel Trent
26 Robertson 32 Matip 47 Phillips 66 Alexander-Arnold

Georginio James Naby Jordan
03 Fabinho 05 Wijnaldum 07 Milner 08 Keita 14 Henderson
Adam Rafael Xherdan Curtis Ben
20 Lallana 64 Camacho 23 Shaqiri 48 Jones 58 Woodburn

Alex Oxlade-
21 Chamberlain

Roberto Sadio Mohamed
09 Firmino 10 Mane 11 Salah

Daniel Rhian Divock
15 Sturridge 24 Brewster 27 Origi

on loans

Loris Nathaniel Marko Danny Adam
01 Karius 02 Clyne 16 Grujic 28 Ings 34 Bogdan
Ryan Ovie Sheyi Harry Pedro
40 Kent 53 Ejaria 54 Ojo 59 Wilson 68 Chirivella
Kamil Taiwo
73 Grabara Allan Awoniyi


Born in the Egyptian city of Basyoun, 100km or so north of campaign emerged. Roma won the race on that occasion and
Cairo, Mohamed Salah’s footballing journey began in the Nasr made the move permanent the following summer after 15 goals
City district of the country’s capital. in 42 appearances from their new man. The Egyptian took
A talented youngster, he honed his skills in the youth teams of El things up a level last term, finding the back of the net 19 times in
Mokawloon SC, and made his debut for the senior side aged 41 outings, and he will now hope to transfer that form to the
just 17 at the back end of the 2009-10 season, going on to make Premier League after getting a second chance to prove himself
five appearances in total. in England with the Reds. And it was an opportunity he grasped
The following campaign saw Salah fully establish himself in the with both hands.
first team, and he grabbed his first goal at that level in a 1-1 After an impressive pre-season campaign, Salah began
away draw with eventual champions Al-Ahly in December. By 2017-18 with a goal on his debut at Watford. A maiden Anfield
2011-12, the winger was a key man for El Mokawloon, and was strike followed in a Champions League qualifier against
given recognition in the form of a maiden full international cap in Hoffenheim. On the international stage, Salah scored twice –
September, which came in a 2-1 defeat to Sierra Leone. including a penalty deep into stoppage-time – to send Egypt to
However, having featured in every game for his club by their first World Cup finals since 1990 with a 2-1 win over Congo
February of that season, the Port Said Stadium disaster in October. Then, in December, he became the fastest player to
resulted in the cancellation of all remaining Egyptian Premier reach 20 goals for the club since George Allen in 1895 when he
League fixtures. In the absence of domestic football, Egypt’s hit the milestone with by netting in a win at Bournemouth, taking
U23s team were invited to play a friendly match against Basel at just 26 appearances. By now, he was the subject of several Kop
the Stadion Rankhof in March 2012. The Swiss club had already chants – and was also given the nickname ‘The Egyptian King’
been keeping tabs on Salah and were fully convinced of his by supporters. The goals continued to flow in the new year, too
talents when he scored two goals as a second-half substitute in – four came in one game alone against Watford at Anfield.
that fixture. Salah adapted quickly to life in Switzerland and Meanwhile, Salah scored in both legs to send Liverpool past
emerged as a vital component of a team that won the Swiss Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final 5-1 on
Super League and reached the semi-finals of the Europa aggregate. Including a composed chipped finish that gave the
League, scoring against both Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea Reds a crucial away goal at the Etihad.
in the latter competition. A strong start to 2013-14 saw Salah put In April, the forward made Premier League history by becoming
Chelsea to the sword once again, as he netted in Basel’s shock the first person to claim the Player of the Month award three
Champions League group-stage victories over Jose Mourinho’s times in the same season after winning it for November,
team. Those performances persuaded the Stamford Bridge club February and March. He bagged goal No.40 of a superlative
to add the attacker to their ranks in January 2014 - amid debut season with a looping header against Bournemouth at
rumours of strong interest from Liverpool - but he saw little Anfield. Salah ended the campaign with an incredible haul of 44
game time before the end of the campaign. Salah made just six in just 52 appearances. He also collected a host of accolades,
Premier League starts over the remainder of that season and including the PFA Players' Player of the Year and the FWA
was adjudged to have slim prospects of featuring more regularly Footballer of the Year, as well as Liverpool's Players' Player of
by the time 2014-15 got under way. As such, he agreed a the Year and fan-voted Player of the Year.
season-long loan switch to Fiorentina that helped prove he On July 2, 2018, Liverpool announced Salah had signed a
could make the grade in one of Europe’s toughest leagues. new long-term contract with the club.
Such was Salah’s impact in Florence, he was in high demand in
The Mohamed Salah story
Serie A when the possibility of another loan for the 2015-16
In his own words...

Mohamed Salah: In the beginning …

James Carroll

Mohamed Salah was born in Basyoun on June 15,
1992. Just 17 years later, he was making his first-team debut
for Arab Contractors. Here, Mo opens up on his early years
and explains how he broke into professional football…
I first fell in love with football when I was a kid, around seven or
eight years old. I remember watching the Champions League all the
time and then trying to be like the Brazilian Ronaldo, Zidane and
Totti when playing out in the street with my friends. I loved those
kinds of players, players who played with magic.
I’d also play football with my brother, but he’s not that good! Well,
not as good as me! But I also had all of my friends always playing
football, so I’d play with them too. I have an older friend and he’d
always tell me, ‘you will be a big player one day’. He was my best
friend back then and even now, he’s still my best friend to this day.
It was when I was 14 that I first signed with Arab Contractors (El
Mokawloon) and my career in the professional game began – but it
was a tough time for me.
I had originally been playing for a club that was half an hour away
from my village in Basyoun. Then I signed for a club in Tanta, which
was one-and-a-half hours away. From there, I went to Arab
Contractors in Cairo, so it was a four to four-and-a-half-hour journey
five days a week to get to training.
I was having to leave school early to travel to training. I would go in
from 7am until 9am and then I had an official paper to give to my
club to say, ‘Mo can leave school early so he can reach the club at
2pm to train’. So I was only at school for two hours a day during that
time. Now, everything would be difficult if I was not a footballer, I
think! For five days a week, every week for three or four years, I
would make this journey. I was leaving at 9am in the morning, then I
would arrive at the training ground at 2pm or 2.30pm. Training was
always at 3.30pm or 4pm. I would finish training at say 6pm, then I’d
go home and arrive at 10pm or 10.30pm. Then it was eat, sleep and
then the day after the same thing.
And it wasn’t just taking one bus – I’d have to transfer buses three,
four or even sometimes five times just to arrive at training and then
back home again. As I said, it was a difficult time, but I was young
and I wanted to be a footballer. I wanted to be a big name. I wanted
to be something special. I cannot promise you that it was clear to
me what I would become and I was like, ‘I will be something
special’. No, it was not like this. I was coming from nothing, a
14-year-old kid with a dream. I didn’t know it would happen, I just
wanted it to happen so badly.
I still remember everything from my youth very clearly, but it is
difficult to say at what age I began to realise I could make a career
in football. When I was maybe 16 or 17, everything became bigger
for me. Now I was with the first team, so I was very close to
becoming something. But before that, I was young and I just wanted
to play football and enjoy it. I was scared not to become a footballer,
but I did my best and hoped in the end everything would be fine.
But at 16, everything became bigger when I made my first-team
debut. If I hadn’t become a footballer, I cannot say what I might
have become because ever since I started playing at 14, everything
in my mind was about becoming a footballer. It was a question,
‘what will I be?’, but it was difficult to say because I had nothing else
in my mind. If I was not a good football player, I am sure my life
would be difficult now because I gave everything for football.
When I look back, the memories of my time with Arab
Contractors are good ones. I was young and I had a dream.




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