The Egyptian has been in English football for less than a calendar year but has already assumed iconic status amongst the Reds supporters on Merseyside following his incredible campaign.
Salah has been voted the PFA Players’ Player of the Year following his 32 goals in 38 Premier League matches – which also helped the 25-year-old claim the European Golden Boot ahead of the likes of Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
We’ve made an exciting new acquisition! To celebrate Egyptian footballing star @MoSalah being top scorer in the Premier League this season, we’ll be displaying his boots alongside objects from ancient Egypt in the run up to the Champions League final ⚽️🏆 pic.twitter.com/DBZDW5Q6kD
— British Museum (@britishmuseum) May 17, 2018
But not even Salah’s biggest fans could’ve expected his boots to be given such reverence in the British Museum, where they’ll be displayed alongside ancient Egyptian sandals in a gallery near its mummies.
Salah’s donation is apparently the first-ever football boots shown by the museum, who are aiming to highlight the efforts of a modern Egyptian hero.
With a Champions League Final and a World Cup campaign looming on the horizon, we’re willing to be Salah’s 2018 is going to get even better.