Now he is going to be lighting up the Muslim world with dedicated ‘Mo Salah’ lanterns to mark next month’s Ramadan.
The tradition of such lanterns stretches back more than 1,000 years and they were first used to “light the path for the Calish when he arrived”.
Most interesting, though, is that the word Ramadan derives from the Arabic root ‘Ramida’ meaning ‘scorching heat’ — something very much associated with Liverpool’s humble yet red-hot Egyptian superstar this season.
He turned the heat up on Roma with a brilliant double and two assists to put the Reds in the driving seat of their Champions League semi-final tie.
But Salah, 25, refused to celebrate against the club he spent two years at before signing for Liverpool last summer.
Speaking ahead of the clash, he admitted: "It comes with more emotion. Every day I am talking to the players, yesterday I was talking to [Francesco] Totti.
"It's not easy for me, I love the club, love the city, and I know they love me, so it's not going to be easy for me. It's more emotions.
"I know them, we played together for two years, they know how I play, I know how they play, it's not going to be an easy game at all.
"But my feeling was more emotion, I was fighting for the club for two years and now eight months later have to go back!"
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