Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 November 2019

Mohamed Salah dresses as Maui from Moana ahead of Liverpool's clash with Manchester United

The Egyptian star was celebrating the birthday of his daughter, Makka

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and RB Salzburg at Anfield. Getty Images
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and RB Salzburg at Anfield. Getty Images

Mohamed Salah has had no shortage of reasons for celebration during the past 12 months.

And the Liverpool star was in the celebratory spirit once again this week, as he marked the birthday of his daughter, Makkah, by dressing up as the character Maui from the Disney film Moana.

"I, Maui, bring to you Moana! Happy birthday my princess. #Birthday #AmazingFather" he wrote to on his social media accounts next to cheerful images of the pair in fancy dress.

Liverpool fans are used to seeing the Egyptian heavily involved in family life.

He took his daughter on to the Anfield pitch after the last match of the Premier League season in May, and she delighted the crowd by dribbling the ball towards goal and scoring - just as her father has done so frequently since he joined the club.

And she starred on the pitch again in June when she joined in the celebrations after Liverpool beat Tottenham in the Champions League final in Madrid.

Salah, meanwhile, is expected to be fit as Liverpool return to league action against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

He suffered an ankle injury in his side's last match against Leicester City when Hamza Choudhury left him in pain from a heavy tackle.

Having not been involved in any fixtures during the international break, Salah has had time to recuperate and was pictured training with the Liverpool squad this week following a trip to Abu Dhabi were he was presented with an award from GQ magazine.

Liverpool are currently top of the Premier League table having won all eight of their games so far, with Salah scoring four times.

Updated: October 17, 2019 09:07 AM

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