Mohamed Salah's presence has increased attendance at Liverpool mosque

Mohamed Salah's presence has increased attendance at Liverpool mosque

- Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah set a new goal record in the Premier League in the 2017-18 season

- He scored 32 goals in 36 matches for the Reds - the highest so far in a league season

- His presence at the oldest mosque in Liverpool has increased attendance which included young adults and some older people

Mohamed Salah is the man of the moment for Liverpool having led them to their first Champions League final in 11 years.

The Egypt international won the Premier League’s highest goal scorer award, won the PFA player of the year award, and some other important prizes following his impressive first season at Anfield.

He scored 32 English topflight goals and became the first player to score that number of goals in a league season, while he has 11 Champions League goals before the final against Real Madrid.

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Meanwhile, his feat with the Merseyside in his debut season at the club has made him a household name for a lot of Liverpool fans.

And this has also increased attendances at England's oldest mosque in Liverpool this season – and by extension an improved the image of Islam across the country.

Confirming the increase in the turnout of worshippers at the mosque in the city, Dr Abdul Hamid, a trustee at the Sheikh Abdullah Quilliam Mosque, said: “More and more young people are visiting mosques and attending Friday prayers just from the fact that Mo Salah is here.

Also admitting to the new development, chairman Galib Khan said: “Mo has brought together children of all faiths and groups and colour and we are all proud of him.

“It brings fun to our lives. It brings positive images of everything that is in Islam to games and in people. I think Mo has given us a gift that we will not forget.

And chief executive Mumin Khan added: “He is an absolute positive role model for the Muslim and non-Muslim community here in the UK and around the world.

“He has changed the perception of some of the negative beliefs that people have about the Islamic faith.

“This is the model that we are looking for for the whole of Britain really. People like him who can bring us all together.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said: “It is fantastic to have him around. He is Muslim and he is doing all the things that Muslims do before a game – washing procedures and stuff like that.

“So we come a minute or two minutes earlier in the dressing room so we can be ready for the game. “Like Sadio and Emre Can – they all do that.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that Mohamed Salah was crowned the PFA Player of the year after following a superb debut season with Liverpool.

He scored a record 32 Premier League goals, while his tally for the season stands at 44 as they face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday, May 26.

The Egyptian beat Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne to scoop the prestigious individual prize on Sunday night, April 22.

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