Mo Salah Among TIME’s 2019 Most Influential 100!
Egyptian football sensation Mohamed Salah has been listed among the TIME’s 2019 most influential people.
The 26-year-old star also features on the cover of the magazine. Inside, HBO John Oliver paid tribute to the footballer, calling him an “an “iconic figure for Egyptians, Scousers, and Muslims the world over.”
He features in the Titans section among figures such as a Gayle King and Mark Zuckerberg.
In an interview with the magazine, Salah commented on various topics including pressures of fame and unwinding with his daughter at the end of the day. He also addressed the topic of supporting equality.
“I think we need to change the way we treat women in our culture,” Salah said. “It’s not optional.”
Liverpool sensation Mohamed Salah claimed the 2018 Confederation of African Football Player of the Year award in January. A popular figure among footballers and fans alike, he is well-known for his athletic prowess, football skills and charitable contributions to his home village.
The Egyptian outshined his Chelsea counterpart on Sunday as he thundered the ball home from over 25 yards out. The goal roused the Kop and bolstered Liverpool’s resolve at Anfield.
Salah’s goal took his tally to 19 for the season, tying Sergio Aguero at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts for the season.