Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is helping to tackle Islamophobia in the city, the Liverpool City region’s mayor Steve Rotheram says, reports BBC.
The Reds forward scored 44 goals in his debut season on Merseyside and helped his side to the Champions League final.And mayor Rotheram, says the 26-year-old Egyptian’s impact as a high-profile Muslim has “broken down barriers”.
“His legacy will be much more about what’s happened off the field,” Rotheram added.
Salah was named both PFA Player of the Year,Football Writers Footballer of the Year and Premier League Player of the Season after his 32 goals set a new record for the most in a 38-game season.
“To have that breakdown of Islamophobia caused by one person is an absolutely phenomenal achievement,” Rotheram told BBC Radio 5 live’s Mo Salah: Football is Life.