Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp believes Mohamed Salah ‘is an even better person than he is a player’ after the Liverpool forward scooped the Sporting Inspiration prize at the Laureus World Sports awards.
The prize is given to an organization or athlete who uses their platform to make a positive contribution for the good of society.
Salah, who scored 23 goals in all competitions last season to help Liverpool win their first league title for 30-years, is renowned for his generosity towards those less fortunate.
One example of Salah’s generosity came last year when he gave an oxygen supply to his hometown hospital in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 28-year-old’s endeavors saw him receive the award during a virtual ceremony in Seville.
“When you think about Mo Salah you think, first and foremost, about an outstanding football player, a great goalscorer, super technician and a good-looking guy probably,” Klopp said.
“What you don’t see and what you don’t know – maybe if you are not too much in detail – is what kind of a good person he is.
“And if I tell you he’s an even better person than he is a player, then you might be able to imagine what kind of guy he is.
“So, Mo, to you – well-deserved and congratulations. It’s a big one, another big one for you, an individual one