Mohamed Salah has had a brilliant start to the 2020/21 season.
The Liverpool forward opened the campaign with a brilliant hat-trick against Leeds.
And despite the Reds being hit for seven by Aston Villa last weekend, Salah still managed to bag two goals and was by far Liverpool’s best player on the pitch.
While he’s been impressive on the pitch, Salah is also being praised for his actions off it.
In late September, the Egyptian winger pulled up at a petrol station where he witnessed David Craig, a homeless man, being abused by a group of people.
Salah wasn’t having any of it as he leapt to the defence of Craig.
Craig has now spoken out in the media about Salah’s actions.
“Mo was every bit as wonderful as he is for Liverpool on the pitch,” Mr Craig told the Sun, per Goal.
“He heard what a group of lads were saying to me, then turned to them and said, ‘That could be you in a few years’. I only knew I wasn’t hallucinating when Mo incredibly handed me £100. What a complete legend.
“Mo had seen a couple of the lads hassling me. They were calling me names, asking why I was begging and telling me to get a job.
“He saw what was happening and said something to them and then he went to the cash machine. I was more than chuffed. I’m a massive fan.
“Mo is a real-life hero in my eyes and I want to thank him.”
Images of the altercation were captured on CCTV. You can view them below:
A real-life hero he is indeed.
Salah is the embodiment of a perfect role-model for kids around the world. This story is yet another example of why that is the case.