Mohamed Salah's year in pictures: goals for Liverpool, Egypt's World Cup, and two Champions League finals
A look at the Egyptian's past 12 months as he looks to inspire Liverpool against Tottenham in Madrid - 12 months after he had suffered agony in the 2018 final
May 26, 2018: Mohamed Salah's Uefa Champions League final in Kiev lasts only 30 minutes due to injury against Real Madrid. Liverpool lose the game 3-1 without him. Getty
June 15: Despite a desperate race to be fit Salah is an unused substitute in Egypt's first World Cup finals game in 28 years. He can only watch on as his teammates lose 1-0 to Uruguay in Yekaterinburg. Getty
June 25: Salah scored twice for Egypt at the World Cup. A penalty in a 3-1 loss to Russia and then, pictured, the opener in a 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia as the Egyptians ended up pointless in Group A. Getty
August 12: Back in action for Liverpool and scores their first Premier League goal of the 2018-19 season in a 4-0 rout to West Ham United. Getty
December 8: His lone hat-trick of the season comes at Bournemouth in a 4-0 success. Getty
December 11: One of the most important goals of the season comes as his strike gives Liverpool a 1-0 win over Napoli in their last Champions League group stage game, a result that puts them in the last 16. Getty
March 31, 2019: Failing to net against Tottenham Hotspur completes his longest barren spell in front of goal for Liverpool, eight games in total in all competition. Getty
April 5: Ends in run of games without a goal with a vital strike in a 3-1 win for Liverpool at Southampton. Getty
April 14: Scores stunning long distance strike for Liverpool against Chelsea to keep them in the title hunt. Getty
May 4: Injury scare for Salah as he suffers a concussion and has to be substituted after a clash of heads in a 3-2 victory at Newcastle United. Getty
May 7: Due to the concussion against Newcastle he has to sit out the second leg of the Champions League semi-final with Barcelona. He wears a t-shirt saying Never Give Up, and that proves apt as Liverpool win 4-0 to overturn a first leg 3-0 deficit to reach the final. Getty
May 12: Plays in Liverpool's final league game of season against Wolverhampton Wanderers. A 2-0 win is not enough to give them the title but the Egyptian has the consolation of having his daughter Makka and his wife Magi join him on the pitch post-match. Getty
May 28: A smiling Salah in training with his Liverpool teammates as they look to avenge last year's Uefa Champions League final woe when they face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday in Madrid. AFP
A perfect culmination of 12 months of football for Mohamed Salah comes full circle on Saturday in Madrid.
Last year the Egyptian was in tears after a shoulder injury forced him out after just 30 minutes of the Uefa Champions League final against Real Madrid. His side Liverpool went on to lose 3-1 in Kiev without him.
Fast forward and the 26 year old, and the Premier League club, have a chance at redemption as they are again in the final, this time against fellow English side Tottenham Hotspur.
It completes a hectic past year for Salah. There have been goals galore for Liverpool. He played at the World Cup in Russia last summer as Egypt made their first appearance in the finals since 1990.
There has also been more injury and also an unlikely cameo as an inspirational cheerleader thanks to an apt t-shirt worn in a game against Barcelona.
Check out the highs and lows of May 2018 until now for Salah in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.
Updated: May 31, 2019 12:11 PM