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Mohamed Salah.

Mohamed Salah has scored 43 goals this season after moving to Liverpool from Roma in the summer.

The Egyptian will be hoping to keep up his sensational form as the Reds face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday.

Here’s a look back at what made this season so special for the 25-year-old attacker.

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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah may fast for eighteen hours leading up to Champions League final

Alex Broun 21/05/2018
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Mohamed Salah celebrates a goal in the Premier League

Despite coming up to the biggest match of his life, Egyptian and Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah will reportedly strictly observe the customs of Ramadan – even on the day of the Champions League final.

According to Egyptian fan site – El-Ahly.com – Salah will fast before the kick off of the final against Real Madrid in Kyiv next Saturday night – and with the increased day light hours in the European summer, this could mean up to 18 hours. (The average daylight hours during Ramadan in the UAE are 13 to 14 hours.)

Many professional athletes fast during Ramadan while maintaining their playing regime – All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams and English cricketer Moeen Ali just to name a few.

While others either delay their fast or break it around competition days – such as Muslim boxer Badou Jack who drew with Adonis Stevenson in a WBC light-heavyweight bout in Toronto on Saturday night.

“I have to make sure I am hydrated before I begin my fast,” Ali, who is currently playing for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, explained to the BBC last year. “My schedule does not change too much but I have to make sure I get a good sleep before the match.

“I have been doing it for a very long time so I am not worried about it. I am used to it and it is more a mental than physical thing.”

It has not been revealed if Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has put any plans in place to assist Salah during his fast but Egyptian Pharaohs coach Hector Cuper has already taken steps to make sure Salah and his team mates will not be affected in the lead up to the World Cup, which starts on June 14.

“The Egyptian Football Association has hired specialists to help me and the players during the fasting month of Ramadan,” Cuper said.

“We will organize and monitor their eating and sleeping and hope that this will not affect them badly.

“It may be a problem to the coaches because the players will stop eating from sunrise until sunset, so it will not be easy during training but that is to do with the religion and I can’t prevent them from observing Ramadan.

Salah offers a prayer during a recent match.

Salah offers a prayer during a recent match.

“We are working on this and seeking to find the best way to overcome fasting fatigue and prevent it from hurting the players.”

While the Grand Mufti of Egypt Shawki Allam has granted Salah and his international teammates permission to postpone their Ramadan fasting obligations in the days building up to the World Cup this summer, it is not sure whether this covers the Champions League final or whether Salah will make use of this option.

And just days ago the vice president of the Salafi Dawah group, Yasser Borhami confirmed that according to Islamic Sharia law, Salah cannot break his fasting during the Champions League final on May 26.

Liverpool FC are yet to publicly confirm whether Salah or Muslim team mate Sadio Mane are observing their fast prior to the Champions League

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Mohamed Salah caught up in new controversy as his boots go on display at the British Museum

Alex Broun 21/05/2018
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Mohamed Salah's boots - a modern artefact

Liverpool goal-scoring machine Mohamed Salah has been caught up in an unwanted controversy just days out from the Champions League final as a pair of his boots have been put on display among priceless Egyptian artefacts at the British Museum.

The 25-year-old Egyptian – who set a new Premier League scoring record with 32 goals this season – has had his boots put on display in arguably the finest ancient Egyptian collection outside of the country itself.

The donation – by adidas – is to celebrate Salah’s winning the Premier League Golden Boot.

“This acquisition brings the British Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection right up to date,” purred Neal Spencer, the British Museum’s Keeper of Ancient Egypt and Sudan.

“The boots tell a story of a modern Egyptian icon, performing in the UK, with a truly global impact.

“Displayed amidst the statues of ancient pharaohs, we now show the boots with which Mo Salah won the Golden Boot for Liverpool.”

Salah is not finished yet, though, as he heads to the Champions League final on Saturday in Kyiv against holders Real Madrid and thence to Russia leading Egypt’s line in their first World Cup appearance in 28 years.

“This acquisition builds on our recent project to acquire objects to tell the story of day-to-day life in 20th and 21st century Egypt,” said Spencer.

“From sport, to entertainment, worldwide trade to design, this collection is now accessible to all – like those from other periods of Egypt’s rich history.”

However not all have responded to the new exhibit so positively.

Egyptian archaeologist and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs Zahi Hawas condemned putting Salah’s shoe next to the Pharaonic artefacts.

“I completely refuse this decision,” he told Al-Masry Al-Youm. “Despite my love for the player, it is completely inappropriate to have his shoe displayed between Pharaonic monuments, because these are sacred pieces.”

“If the British Museum wanted to honor Salah, it should have built a museum for him or put the shoe in a special room.”

The boots are on display this week in the run up to the Champions league final and will be displayed next to footwear from ancient Egypt and adjacent to a selection of gold pharaonic jewellery.

In 2016, the British Museum launched its Modern Egypt Project to bolster its collection of contemporary material from modern Egypt.

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