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16th Sep 2021

Mohamed Salah goes above and beyond with 3am recovery session after AC Milan win

Daniel Brown

That’s one way to celebrate a victory…

Mohamed Salah ‘celebrated’ Liverpool’s 3 – 2 Champions League victory against AC Milan on Wednesday night (September 13) by going for a swim at 3am in the morning.

The ‘Egyptian King’ has bagged four goals in five matches in all competitions for the Reds this season – including his 100th Premier League goal, which came in just 162 games.

Despite missing a first-half penalty against Milan, the 29-year-old soon made amends just after the break when he poked home Divock Origi’s clever through ball to level proceedings before skipper Jordan Henderson grabbed a late winner for the hosts.

After what proved to be a gruelling Champions League opener for Jurgen Klopp’s men, Liverpool’s players would’ve presumably favoured a well-deserved sleep. However, Salah had other ideas.

At 3am on Thursday morning, the Egyptian uploaded a photo to his Instagram story showing him in a swimming pool with some goggles on. The forward was evidently enjoying his late night/early morning recovery session.

Considering how much care Salah takes when it comes to his body, it would be more than fair to say that he has the capacity to play at the highest level well into his thirties.

Despite this, there are slight concerns – for Liverpool fans especially – that his future could lie away from Anfield, with the Reds reportedly no closer to agreeing to an extension to his current contract that expires in the summer of 2023.

Whilst recent reports have suggested that the forward was ‘demanding’ £500,000-per-week, which would make him the best-paid player in the club’s history by a long margin, it is believed that Salah simply wants to be amongst the best paid players in the division.

Having scored a sensational 129 times in 208 games for Liverpool, Klopp and Co. will be desperate to keep the Egyptian on Merseyside, with many fans on social media simply saying ‘pay him what he wants’.

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