Liverpool’s Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah has already bagged five goals this Premier League campaign, but the devastating attacker has shown that he’s just as influential off the pitch.
Salah has been praised as a “real-life hero” by David Craig, a 50-year-old Liverpool local who was being abused by a group of men at a local petrol station when Salah came to his defence.
Salah told off the abusive men who were attacking Craig for being homeless, then went a step further by handing the victim £100 ($A181).
“He heard what a group of lads were saying to me, then turned to them and said, ‘That could be you in a few years.’
“I only knew I wasn’t hallucinating when Mo incredibly handed me £100. What a complete legend.”
The incident was captured on CCTV after Liverpool’s 3-1 win against Arsenal on September 28.
“Mo had seen a couple of the lads hassling me. They were calling me names, asking why I was begging and telling me to get a job.
“Mo is a real-life hero in my eyes and I want to thank him.”
It’s not the first time Salah has demonstrated his kind heart at a petrol station. Three months ago he reportedly paid for the fuel of fellow customers at a local service station after filling up – while wearing Liverpool training gear.
Then-teammate and good friend Dejan Lovren tweeted: “I heard that @MoSalah paid couple of days ago the gas for everyone at the petrol station…Great gesture.
“But can you pay at least once for me the coffee?? Usually you are tight guy so I am surprised, but anyway well done.”
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