Former Ghana forward Eric Bekoe has revealed that Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah looked up to him as a role model in the past.
Bekoe was a star in the Egyptian League back in the day and according to him Salah followed him keenly.
Speaking to the media, Bekoe revealed: “I was a big player in Egypt. Mohamed Salah and other young Egyptian players wanted to be like. Mohamed Salah of Liverpool picked me as a role model. During my days at FC Petrojet, Salah was a young boy playing for the youth side of Al Mokawloon.
“Salah was a left-winger who wanted to score more goals because he is clinical upfront. He sometimes cried because his effort on wings doesn’t result in goals. One of their coaches pushed him forward which helped his progression before leaving Egypt for FC Basel.”
The Egyptian has now developed into one of the best players in the world. He has been outstanding since moving to Liverpool.
Salah has helped Liverpool win the Champions League, the club world cup and the UEFA Super Cup already and he is very close to guiding them to a Premier League title as well.
The Egyptian has enjoyed great success under Jurgen Klopp and he will be looking to continue his red hot form when the Premier League resumes on the 17th of June.
He also shattered all scoring records in English football in his debut season. Since then he has won another Premier League golden boot and he could well end up with his third golden boot this season.
Currently, football is suspended across the globe because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Only the Bundesliga has resumed out of all the major leagues.
It will be interesting to see how the current football season unfolds in the next few months.
Apart from League football, the Champions League and the Europa League will have to be completed as well.