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Mohamed Salah cheers up young Liverpool fan knocked out by lamppost after chasing Egyptian star's car

Salah returned to give the 11-year-old a hug before he had to go to hospital

Mohamed Salah brought plenty of cheer during the weekend, first with a goal against Norwich and then by visiting an injured boy. Action Images via Reuters
Mohamed Salah brought plenty of cheer during the weekend, first with a goal against Norwich and then by visiting an injured boy. Action Images via Reuters

Mohamed Salah endeared himself once again to Liverpool fans on Friday evening when he hit the back of the net in his side's opening Premier League fixture against Norwich City.

And then on Saturday he produced another magic moment – this time away from the pitch.

The Egyptian, who is well known for his charitable acts and humbleness, was driving out of Liverpool's Melwood training ground when 11-year-old Louis Fowler went chasing after his idol, hoping for a glimpse through the car window.

Little did the youngster know there was a lamppost in his way, and he ended up unconscious and with a bleeding nose.

Rather than drive off as if nothing happened, Salah returned to check how Louis was, and then posed for photos with the boy and his brother, Isaac.

Their stepdad, Joe Cooper, posted his appreciation of Salah's actions on Twitter, along with pictures of the player posing with the kids – Louis complete with bloodied nose

He wrote: "@MoSalah thank you for coming back to check on my boys after Louis KO'd himself trying to get a wave! He loves you so much and the pain went away instantly when you came to give them a hug. A nose reset well worth it he said. You are a top man and a true gent! #EgyptianKing".

He added: "This man deserves endless praise. These little reds are going to bed so happy tonight".

Mr Cooper told the Liverpool Echo that the family live opposite the Melwood training ground, so the boys had been spending their summer holidays trying to get pictures with their heroes.

Neighbours took them home when Louis was injured, and they were then shocked to see Salah arrive too.

"No one could believe it. Everyone was gobsmacked," Mr Cooper told the Echo.

"It was a touch of class on Mo Salah's part to turn round and actively come looking for the boys."

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