Mohamed Salah has revealed that his love for Liverpool started from playing FIFA video games.
The Egypt international winger joined the EPL club from Roma last season and has impressed with the Merseyside club.
Salah helped Liverpool to the final of the UCL last season, and has led them to third on the table, breaking records on the way.
“When I played FIFA or another video game, I always took Liverpool in 2005,” he told France Football, reflecting upon the team that won the Champions League by coming back from a 3-0 half-time deficit against AC Milan in Istanbul.
“I would always put Steven Gerrard in the No.10 because he had an amazing shot! Then, I’d put Jerzy Dudek in goal, and the central defenders would be Jamie Carragher and Sami Hyypia. But I played with Liverpool on my console well before 2005.”
Salah admitted that it did not take long for him to feel at home in Liverpool, with the supporters playing a key role in this.
“One or two months after I arrived at the club, I heard them sing my song and it was so special,” he said. “That’s when I really felt the love and the fervour towards me. The fans are simply the best.”