Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has been awarded Athlete Advocate of the year.
Salah who also doubles as the Egyptian forward was honored with the Sporting Inspiration Award following his support for Charitable Social Injustice during the last few years.
He is active in regeneration projects in Nagrig, his hometown where the majority of people there live in poverty.
The award was hosted in Seville but staged in a digital format amid coronavirus and travel restrictions, highlighted professional sportspeople who used their position to make a powerful impact on societal issues over the last 12 months.
“I am very proud to have been chosen by the Laureus Academy for this sporting Inspiration Award,” said Salah.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said, “Everybody knows when you think about Mo (Mohamed) Salah, you think first and foremost about an outstanding football player, a great goal scorer, super technician, and a good-looking guy probably”.
Klopp also emphasized that “what you do not see and what you do not know maybe if you are not looking too much in detail, (is) what kind of a good person he is.
And if I tell you he is an even better person than he is a player, then you might be able to imagine what kind of guy he is”.
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