Salah’s boots in the British Museum – Courtesy of British Museum official Twitter account
CAIRO – 17 May 2018: Mohamed Salah's outstanding season with Liverpool has been recognized by the British Museum in England as his boots were added to the Egyptian section of the museum.
Salah’s 44 goals this season with Liverpool were enough to give him this amazing honor. The X17 Deadly Strike boots now sit alongside objects from ancient Egypt.
The British Museum stated on its official Twitter account: “We’ve made an exciting new acquisition! To celebrate Egyptian footballing star Mohamed Salah being top scorer in the Premier League this season, we’ll be displaying his boots alongside objects from ancient Egypt in the run up to the Champions League final.”
Neal Spencer, Keeper of Ancient Egypt & Sudan section at the British Museum stated: “The boots tell a story of a modern Egyptian icon, performing in the UK, with a truly global impact, and building on our recent project to acquire objects to tell the story of daily life in 20th and 21st century Egypt.”
Salah, who was voted the Premier League's Player of the Year, has scored 44 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool this season. He scored in 17 teams’ nets out of 19 participating teams in the English Premier League.
Liverpool is set to face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 26 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
More statements from the Ancient Egypt & Sudan section to be followed later.